An Escape to the Sea

Last week my family and I went in search of the kind of therapy that only saltwater can provide.

We found it in the ocean breeze…  ocean gull

a gentle surf…

ocean perfect

on the sandy shore…

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in these decadent oysters…

oysters

and these divine conch cakes…

Conch cake

and these scrumptious shrimp…

shrimp

Life is good.

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“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.” 

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow –

South of the Border

Thanks to hard work and jobs well done, my husband and I joined several others from his place of employment last weekend on an all expenses paid getaway to Mexico.

I wished I had taken my Canon, but my cell phone camera worked well enough.

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It’s raining sunshine!

beach

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh…

Hotel Hacienda

View from a side street in Playa del Carmen

Playa church

Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church

Mosquito Beach

Loved the vibrant colors of this hotel. Views from the beachfront restaurant weren’t too shabby either.

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The Midnight Sun

Here’s to hoping these snapshots from my time in sun soaked serenity will keep me warm as tonight’s temperatures here at home dip into the teens.

Gateway to Winter

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Sanctuary

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature,

which, if we unconsciously yield to it,

will direct us aright.”

– Henry David Thoreau –

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