Blue Waters

The best thing from a Caribbean cruise is that there’s water everywhere. Beautiful clear blue water. Loved, loved, loved the snorkeling. It’s like a whole new world to me. I can’t stop looking. Such pretty colorful creatures to swim with, what’s not to love?

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Deep blue Atlantic Blue Tang fish swimming in St.John

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Bright yellow Grunt fish

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And the yellow and blue combined….

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So pretty so swim among them. These schools move like a flock of birds. Love their movements. Quick but still elegant.

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This one was very funny shaped. The Trunkfish in Curaçao. Like any moment a selfie will be made, Duck face ready and all. 🙂

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There were Sea Urchins in the waters of St. Kitt, which I liked, because they stand out so much. But you better not step or touch them I’ve been told.

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These looked like Sardines. Sticking close to the rocks in the Bahamas. Loved the school of fish in Curaçao near a little pier. Thousands of them….

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Guessing they were hiding in the shade of the bridge giving them some cover from above. I was super excited seeing a ginormous sea turtle swim by in them.

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Big strokes of the turtle made the move accordingly and I was just hanging above them being amazed by what I witnessed.

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I lost track of count in Curaçao on the sea turtles. So many of them. That really was an awesome experience. Super cool to swim with them. They are in contrast to their land mates pretty fast while swimming I think.

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Their ‘feet’ really have some cool moves and was amaze by their steering ability.

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And turtles just like fish come up for air, which this one so nicely demonstrated right in front of the camera.

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Crystal clear water with sun shining makes for pretty views and easy spotting. Could have spent all day in the water, I’m sure.

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In St. Thomas we boarded the Dancing Dolphins and went on to St. John. Both Islands were heavily hit by the recent hurricane Irma. Our cruise boat docked in the big harbor on the West side of the island. Which looked pretty normal. But the East harbor of  St. Thomas really looked like a boat grave yard. The roads leading to it still showed downed powerlines and extreme damage. But will never forget the sight of that harbor.

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The crew of the Dancing Dolphin were all women and think they did a great job in getting up from this storm and keeping their shop open. There is a lot to do still, but for sure a whole lot more to see and experience on their islands. Loved our trip with them!

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They were very knowledgeable and a fun crew to be sailing with. And…. I saw my first shark with them. Just maybe 50 yards from the beach this Nurse shark was chillaxing.

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Nothing more exciting while snorkeling than seeing a shark beneath you. It seemed undisturbed and I for one wanted to keep it like that. So swim along, nothing to see here…..

Drink in the beauty and wonder at the meaning of what you see.

~Rachel Carson

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