I just returned from a ten day cruise on the six-star luxury ship, Seven Seas Navigator, which is part of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises line. With only 450 guests, the ship is not the largest on the water, but the service is second to none – otherwise this wouldn’t be my fifth cruise with Regent.
Normally I would write a day-by-day post about my journey and publish it here on my blog, but this time I decided to really keep the computer at bay and focus more on taking photos of the world around me.
Breaking from the norm once again, I actually put on a pair of sneakers and walked around some of the ports of call including Puerto Rico, St. Barths, St. Maarten, Tortola and Samana in the Dominican Republic. Having been to these places many times before, I usually reserve port days for lounging at the pool enjoying a cocktail or two, but the camera lured me to terra-firma.
I took pictures of odd things, common things, street signs, roosters, villagers, lazy lagoons, other ships, the ocean and the amazing sunsets you only get to see while gliding on a sea of glass. The photos were of different worlds – but ones that are so close. St. Barths had its million-dollar yachts anchored at port which belonged to the rich and famous, while Samana had houses smaller than most closets and young children begging for money on the unpaved streets.
One common theme reigned. Whether rich, middle class or destitute, everyone was happy. Unlike us here in America where the more money we have the more miserable we get and the less money we have the even more miserable we get.
Taking a look at the world around us is an amazing thing to do – even if you only do it once in your lifetime it’s one incredible adventure.
Here are photos of my recent trip so you can have your own virtual vacation, just don’t be surprised to see some crazy stuff and I hope I took the photos out of me at that nude beach.