Friday, February 3, 2012

Caribbean Cruise - Part 1

I have been sorting through the hundreds of photographs I (and my husband) took on our Caribbean Quilting cruise. It has been great fun re-living the trip!  It will take a few posts to show what we saw and tell about our trip.

We flew to Fort. Lauderdale and spent a couple of nights there. Not a lot of time to tour the area but we did visit a couple of quilt shops with our quilting cruisers.

Ready to board our bus for the Quilt Shop Tour.

Shops we visited:
Sunshine Sewing & Quilting and Once Upon a Quilt
A Stop for Lunch - along one of the interesting waterways in Fort Lauderdale
Others having lunch along the waterway!

First stop in the Caribbean was Half Moon Cay. This is an island in the Bahamas that is owned by the cruise ship companies. No one lives here (except a few maintenance staff) but there are various island tours available. Alan and I joined a walking tour and our guide told us about the plants we saw on our walk. She focussed on their medicinal properties and their use among the people of the area to heal all manner of ailments. We hiked to up Ruin Hill to see ruins of an early settlement and take in the view over the area.

The View from Ruins Hill
Interesting flowers that turn into leaves!
Ruined building and the lush growth of the Islands.

Next on the itinerary was Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos. On this day we joined my friends Jill and John (and my mom) for a trip to Governor's Beach. We were all anxious to get into that crystal-clear blue water for a swim. We had the whole beach almost to ourselves!  A short walk and we were back on the ship. 

Off to the Beach we go!

Governor's Beach - it's all OURS!

That's all for now. Stay tuned for more tales and photos coming soon.

1 comment:

spolki said...

Loved the photos from the cruise!! wishing I were on one of those islands right now. p.s. you are now a covergirl times 3 - "supernova" is on the back cover of Quilt magazine...