While I didn’t make my goal of finishing up our vacation photos before the end of May, I got really close. There’s no need to reflect on the fact that we took this vacation in January – that type of information is irrelevant. What does matter is that I want to go back oh-so-badly.
We took our first cruise to the Virgin Islands with two other couples. I love vacationing with friends. Having a group to parade around with makes it more of an adventure. You also have more people making fun of you but whatever. Details. We left port from Puerto Rico and made the rounds to St. Thomas, St. Johns, St. Kitts and St. Croix before floating back to San Juan.
I’ve shared much of our St. Thomas adventure already. I have no photos from St. Johns as we were ziplining in the jungle. Kind of hard to hold a camera when you’re doing your best Rambo impersonation. So many of the photos below are from St. Kitts, St. Croix and El Yunque in Puerto Rico. And what I’ve learned is that composing photographs while on vacation is for photographers that vacation with photographers. I also learned that sea legs stay with you even after you leave the boat.
Our first night on the ship – the boat across from us waved goodbye.
The bay at St. Thomas. I really loved St. Thomas.
The bay at St. Kitts. My second favorite island.
Taxi to the beach.
The Atlantic is on the left. The Caribbean is on the right.
You’re familiar with this one. But Alan was soaking it all in. Gorgeous.
Hills. Clouds. Grass. Sigh.
In port at St. Croix. Where everything was blockaded for a parade.
As you can see, they are not photographers. And walk very,very fast. Too fast.
So many baton twirlers walked the parade in their sequence.
I don’t really care for sailboats. But it’s got to be better than this desk.
El Yunque. We walked to the top of the tower to get the birds eye view.
Proof that we made it to the tippy top.
All I wanted to see was a monkey in it’s natural habitat. El Yunque has no monkeys. I settled on this gecko.