This week, I’ve had a boatload of things to catch up on after my cruise. I’m still trying to unbury my desk, but I’ve had appointment after appointment. I really needed a vacation after my vacation—time to unwind and empty my head, so I could start fresh with shiny new thoughts, and a shiny, rested new me. Ah well.
Thought I’d share a few photos. For some reason, I didn’t take a lot of pics this trip. This cruise was a little more restful than usual because I went with my mother, and other than the first night’s musical show, she decided to pass on more in favor of sleep—and since she needed lights out, I went to bed early, too. We also napped quite a lot. So why am I so worn out, you ask? I think it’s because I’m an introvert, and every time I stepped out my door there were strangers all around me. It dragged on me. I need to get rich and famous and buy my own yacht because I really do love sailing—just not the host of strangers.
I wish my little travel camera had better focus for this shot, but I love the splash of yellow beside the cruise boat in the distance. If ever I learn to paint well enough, I’m going to paint this scene.
What’s a cruise if you don’t spend some time on a beach, right? This was taken on the Caribbean-facing side of Cozumel Island.
And while the Mayan ruins on Cozumel are smaller than the pyramid at Tulum, I liked the fact the complex they are uncovering in the middle of the island is dedicated to the Moon Goddess. She provided their fertility magic. I know there’s a story in there someplace. No crazy blood-soaked rocks where they practiced human sacrifice. Instead, maidens came there to receive blessings from the goddess in hopes of conceiving…
Every day when I returned to my cabin there was a little friend waiting on my bed. I just love towel pets.
What I should do is take a pic of my desk right now. The stacks of letters and crap is 3 inches deep and spread across my workspace. But amid the chaos there is a bright note. Yes, I bought jewelry and t-shirts on my trip, but honestly, my favorite purchase is my new little friend. He bobs side to side, flapping his leaves. Such a happy little thing.
I’m sure the cruise did you lots of good, Delilah. Just getting away is good, but there’s something about the ocean energy that is very nurturing to our create selves. Thanks for sharing about the moon goddess temple on Cozumel…didn’t know about that and it’s right up my alley.
Beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing them. And yes, generally when you take a vaca such as yours, you need another to recover.
I will be taking one next week. Tuesday or Wednesday will be my last day and will not return to work until January 6th
Snap! I’ve just come back from a cruise too, and feel like I’m treading water to catch up. My cruise was from Singapore to Sydney. One day I hope to get to the Caribbean. Nice pics.
The daisy is just beautiful! 😀