Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Back From Bermuda.....

We're back from our Bermuda cruise and Chris and I had a fabulous time, in fact, it was our best vacation EVER!! We not only enjoyed the cruise but Bermuda was gorgeous and very inspiring. We loved traveling by ship so much that we're hoping to take a cruise again next summer, it's the most fun way to transport yourself from one place to another that I have ever experienced. Above is our ship the Norwegian Dawn, I took this photos while we were docked at King's Wharf, I was actually on the balcony of a museum across the harbor.

I'm still sorting through photos (we took over 600) so I will be showing more once I get them all together into some kind of order. The above photo is one of the gorgeous sunsets we had while onboard the ship. The cruise ship in the left hand corner of the photos is a Celebrity ship that was following us to and from Bermuda.

We loved taking walks around deck 7 every evening as it was good to walk off some of the food we were eating and the view wasn't too shabby either. We loved hanging out at the back of the ship and I was taking photos of the water on this particular night.

Another lovely sunset on a different night......and there is that Celebrity cruise ship again.

Wherever you go in Bermuda you see the ocean.......

and some more ocean.......

You simply cannot take a bad photo, well you can but I mean to say it is easy to find beautiful subjects. Everywhere you turn, there is the ocean again.

We walked around quite a lot the first day and also took a trolley tour of St. George to get some of the historical background of the area we were touring.

Bermuda is just the place for artists' as all the houses are painted very gorgeous and striking colors. I wish we did that in the US, these colorful houses added such character and color to an already gorgeous landscape.

The houses were so pretty in fact that I found myself just taking pictures of all the wide spectrum of colors.

The above is a Hibiscus hedge.....for anyone who loves this flower as much as I do, this is a dream come true, these hedges were all over th island in an assortment of beautiful colors.

Everywhere we turned of course, in every direction, there were palm trees.

More ocean views and colorful houses......how can you go wrong with this vantage point when you are taking a picture.

We visited a beautiful 100 plus year old unfinished church, I'll have to show more photos of it next time, to me, it was one of my favorite places to walk around.

This church made a great stop for lots of pictures, lots of beautiful architectural elements to capture.

Next time I'll try to show some of the other lovely places we visited in Bermuda, all with the background of ocean, palm trees and yes, flowering Hibiscus hedges.

12 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
welcome home!
oh my gosh!

what a perfect vacation!

i cannot wait to see more of your photos!

xoxox
m

Donna said...

Welcome home, Ruth!!
I love the photos of the ocean and the sunsets, absolutely beautiful. Also those painted houses, what charm!
Looking forward to more pictures.

Hugs,
Donna

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Amazing photos! Looks like a dream vacation! So glad you enjoyed it...can't wait to see more photos! ♥

Catherine Holman said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love your vacation photos. Welcome home!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Oh what wonderful pics you have shared from your recent cruise. Looks like and sounds like you had a fabulous time.
I too love the hibiscus flowers and it is one of my favorites and I have painted them too.

The pastel houses are also a favorite of mine and I saw this type years ago when we visited Anaheim California. I would love a little cottage painted like that.

You and Chris look so wonderful and happy having fun in the pic.
Love those old buildings.

I know you came home inspired to create. So glad you are back and enjoyed such an amazing trip.
Looking forward to more of your many pics.

Have a great day dear friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

NeereAnDear said...

Welcome back!! Bermuda looks gorgeous and I cant wait to see more of your photos... I love the church... fantastic architectural elements .... that sunset is breathtaking... sounds like you had a wonderful time and you are now refreshed and energized..

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

The Rose Room said...

divine! You look like a school girl! lol - Rachaelxo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth it all looks so beautiful! I am glad you had a wonderful time. It looks like the weather was fantastic!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Gosh, I'm lost for words!! Absolutely beautiful, what a wonderful holiday!!

I have itchy feet after looking at your photos

Thanks for sharing
Gail

Abby Creek Art said...

What a beautiful place! Makes me REALLY want to take a vacation now. So glad you had a good time, Ruth. You look so adorable in that photo.:)

Adventures in Alice Land said...

Hi Ruth ...super vacation! Sounds and looks absolutely fabulous!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Welcome back from your fabulous vacation. I can't wait to see what you were inspired to paint - somehow I can see lots of ocean and beautiful sky in your new work.
Have a lovely summer.
Blessings,
Erin