Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

A speck of pristine beach and palm trees waving in the breeze, surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Sandy Island, off of Anguilla
Sandy Island, off of Anguilla

Over 20 years ago, for our honeymoon, my husband and I took a laid-back “windjammer” cruise, sailing the sea for several nights on an old clipper ship.  (Since this was before the days of digital cameras, I had to scan in this print photo to share for this week’s challenge!)  Exploring the sea on a tall ship deserves a spot on the travel bucket list!

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Sea” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

18 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea”

  1. This is delicious – oh, those turquoise seas – I was lucky enough to hop over there a very long time ago, and found it a fascinating island. At the time, very little was going on there. Like the look you have here – great photo for remembering it all, right?


  2. Beautiful photo, Kat. It’s one that needs no caption. Anyone that looks upon it will supply one.
    This doesn’t mean, however, that I wouldn’t love to hear more of your Windjammer cruise. 🙂


  3. Can’t think of anything more perfect than sailing on a tall boat on that gorgeous turquoise sea!!! Do you have pictures of the ship?


    • I do not have any great pictures of the ship with sails up — one anchored in the harbor, another from the deck as they raised the sails one morning. Old wooden sailing ship — “The Polynesia”! It was a wonderful experience, casual, laid-back, family-style dining, 100 or so passengers, the gentle roll of the ship as we went from island to island. But your comment sparked my curiosity, and I found what happened to her after the cruise company we sailed with went out of business: http://www.sailingshipadventures.com/index.cfm?event=GetVesselDetails&VesselID=67 (and they include a picture with full sails!)


    • Getting in and out of the dinghy by climbing up and down the ladder off the deck I suppose would be more physical, and the atmosphere is definitely more casual with less structured amenities and entertainment. I know there are now more luxury-style windjammer cruises, though, as well as some companies that hearken back to more the old “barefoot”-style cruise.


  4. Now this is a travel story I wish to hear more of! I feel that blue water….and smell the salty air…….


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