Monday, August 30, 2010

Back from Vacation!

Well, I am back from vacation and, if not rested, definitely relaxed.

Me in Tulum, the Mayan ruins on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean.
Immediately after this photo was taken, I went for a swim down below.

First, a big thank you to all of you who commented on my post on body image and my bikini and sarong pants ensemble. I had an awesome week at the beach, feeling very confident and fun in my bathing suit. I spent so much time face-down in the water, snorkelling and free diving, that the whole back side of my body is a bit scorched.

Here are a few initial shots from the trip. I'll post a few more later this week after my water-proof camera shots are developed. A few of the highlights for me were the day we swam with sting-rays in Grand Cayman, snorkelling with Orpheus on a reef in Isla Roatan, Honduras, and my solo trip to Tulum, the Mayan ruins in Quintana Roo, Mexico with breathtaking cliffside views of the Caribbean.

Me with nephews in Belize on our "private island beach break" excursion

Me in Tulum again, the one day I didn't spend with the boys and Calliope

My snorkel gear was an endless source of fascination for Orpheus (l.) and Linus (r.),
who are looking rather hedgehog-like in this shot on our balcony.
(Calliope let me give them spiked hairdo's one night and they definitely felt cool)

Orpheus splashing down on the on-board waterslide.
We spent a lot of time on the waterslide - it was rather thrilling!

We all had an excellent time, and with the boys in tow, a cruise was definitely the right option.


Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures and glad you had an awesome vacation.

Faye Lewis said...

I'm glad that you took the coat challenge too! My pattern came in today, I've already read the instructions - think I can handle it. I also ordered my fabric today - purple wool flannel no less. This is going to be so fun.