Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is from above. Well, for me, there is nothing more relaxing or more beautiful than being on a plane and looking out at the clouds below you. I could share hundreds of those pictures, but this one is a particular favourite, taken somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, on our way to Puerto Rico …

The clouds over the Caribbean

The clouds over the Caribbean

Until next time …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is Illumination.

When I think of illumination, 4 ideas immediately spring to mind: Sun, Moon, Fire and Artificial Light. And so I share with you a few images that represent these …

Until next time …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Hooray for an official Weekly Photo Challengeblue!

This challenge gives me a perfect opportunity to share some of my pictures from my stay in Puerto Rico!

Being an island that is only 110 miles (180km) by 40 miles (65km), you’re pretty much never far from a view of the Caribbean or Atlantic ocean. Indeed, even if you can’t see the sea, there’s always the marvellous blue skies!

And so, this first picture is from the flight to Puerto Rico. I love the bold colours you always get when you’re that high up – it will continue to fascinate me!

The day after we arrived in Puerto Rico, Chris and I were whisked off on his uncle and aunt’s boat to the beautiful island of Culebra! And this is the view from that boat! Can you just imagine waking up to that every morning? And what’s even better is waking up to that view, then diving into those crystal clear waters and drying off in the sun!

This photo was taken on Flamenco Beach, which you may recall my mentioning in an earlier post. It is an absolutely breathtaking beach on the island of Culebra – I never dreamed sand could be so soft, nor that the ocean could be so clear and warm!

This is another view from the boat, this time when we were anchored just off the south of the island, right by the only town!

This was taken on the way back from Culebra. You can see Fajardo in the distance, and the mountains in the background! And, of course, the ever present clouds over El Yunque!

The final picture is the view of the ocean as seen from El Morro in San Juan. You can imagine just how many people have stood at that little guard room – generations of men who had to watch countless invading ships!

But I can see why so many countries wanted this island – Puerto Rico is an absolutely amazing country, and I cannot wait to return!!

Until next time …

My love of sunsets …

Sunset in Ibiza

I don’t get to see many sunrises or sunsets any more. I work from 3-10pm, so for 5 days a week I am asleep for sunrises, and at work for sunsets! But I have always viewed sunrises and sunsets with awe and fascination. They are such a simple, everyday occurrence – they can even be pretty boring sometimes!

But every now and then, the conditions will be just right, and the sky will be set alight with colours and patterns. I find it’s rare moments like these which are perfect for quiet reflection and contemplation, a moment where we can pull off the busy road of life and catch our breath…

Sunset in Ibiza

Sunset behind a raincloud in Puerto Rico