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Monday, April 4, 2016

Turquoise Waters of Aruba

I am recently back from a terrific ten days of cruising between Fort Lauderdale and Panama with my family. Our first stop was Aruba, where we had a half day of snorkeling in gorgeous turquoise waters. We sailed on the pretty little Jolly Pirate II to reach our snorkeling locales, enjoying all the varying hues of sea and sky along the way.

Jolly Pirate II

When we were snorkeling we discovered if we let our arms hang down the fish would school around and tickle our hands.

On returning to the pier I noticed these brightly colored fishing boats looking especially vibrant against pale turquoise waters. Wouldn't it be fun to use turquoise sashing around quilt blocks made from bold, saturated colors?

Anticipating lots of down time on the sea days - it took two days to reach Aruba from Fort Lauderdale - I brought three needle work projects along with me on the trip. Somehow those days just flew by, filled as they were with workouts, leisurely meals, blissful naps, and treasured family time, and I didn't make nearly as much progress as I thought I would.

Here is the still not quite finished knitting project I brought along: the Calza shawl designed by Lisa R. Myers using Manos Del Uruguay's Serena yarn. The 60% baby alpaca and 40% pima cotton yarn is wonderful to work with and I'm hoping will be comfortable against bare skin.

Come back soon to see lovely Spanish colonial architecture and more brilliant colors from our next port, Cartagena, Colombia.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great vacation. beautiful weather. and I love how you shawl is coming along.