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Monday, December 27, 2010

Rainy Day at Labadee, Haiti

Good morning,

Not every day on a cruise ship or tropical island is a sunny one.
This is Labadee, Haiti, where we encountered rain and mist that wasn't all bad. 
Although it wasn't a good day for a picnic at the beach, the mist provided some nice images....
...of the mountains.  Do you see that little speck out there in the water, just right of center in the image?
Here's another shot zoomed in on the man in the boat.  He is a Royal Caribbean employee and is waiting for departure of our ship, Freedom of the Seas.
Although it looks very misty, we do have enough visibility to leave.
The carts had just returned all supplies and equipment to the ship and we were pulling away from the dock.
Our bow thrusters easily pushed us away...
...as we watched the waves crashing into the island just below the walkway we have walked many times before, but not today.

I have some images on a sunny day at Labadee here if you would like to take a look.

I'll surely go ashore again in the next few weeks, too, to capture more images on a sunny day.

Very best,



Diana said...

The island looks like a very pretty place Lois! I'll bet you've had fun exploring it in the past!
Love Di ♥

Montanagirl said...

The misty days provide nice photo-ops too. Good work!

Anonymous said...

Better rain than snow. Pretty place even if it's rainy!! The ocean is so blue!! Happy New Year!...debbie

Ann Nichols said...

These are lovely shots. Well, it is the rain after all, that makes these islands so beautiful!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, if you want to do a trade for mist and rain - we can send some of the snow and ice we have here.

Elaine said...

Lovely shots of the mist!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, it is pretty down here in the Caribbean even in the rain. Yesterday was a very heavy sea day rocking and rolling out here.

I didn't bring my big Canon (50D) this time and am sorry I didn't for some special shots, but it is so very heavy to carry around all the time. When I have it on board I usually take it with me when I have specific shots in mind, but otherwise have my PowerShot SX210 IS in my pocket. When I took those shots of Labadee, I happened to be out on my afternoon walk on the deck and had my PowerShot in my pocket. Had I taken the time to return to our stateroom for a different camera, the shots would have been missed. When we return to the ship in April, I will probably bring the big camera again.

Beatrice, if you're looking for warmer weather, come on down! :)

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Very best,

Olive Knitting said...

beautiful images, Lois!