Steady as she goes…

Here’s a photo I happened upon a few nights ago. Was driving along the coast of Savaneta, Aruba, DWI and spotted a tugboat steaming south as the sun set.

Tugboat headed south off Savaneta, Aruba, DWI.

Tugboat headed south off Savaneta, Aruba, DWI.

Always a good idea to keep a camera handy. This was my Nikon 1 AW, a great little unit that does a good job without much work on the users part. And, with all the media we have today, you can share instantly and enjoy.

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Published in: on November 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Along the beach, Barcelona, Spain

While in Barcelona, it’s fun to simply stroll along the promenade that fronts the beach. Here people come to exercise, take a dip in the ocean, to see and be seen.

A look at the beach in Barcelona, Spain.

A look at the beach in Barcelona, Spain.

There are also several marinas and yacht basins where you can tie up your boat or check out those belonging to others.

One of the marinas at Barcelona, Spain.

One of the marinas at Barcelona, Spain.

You’ll also find the W Hotel. Here’s the long view of it in the distance:

Another view of the beach at Barcelona, Spain, with the W Hotel in the background.

Another view of the beach at Barcelona, Spain, with the W Hotel in the background.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink as well. Here’s a look at one:

Snack shop at the beach in Barcelona, Spain.

Snack shop at the beach in Barcelona, Spain.

Of course there are many others, so you’ll have plenty of options for food. Here’s a close look at the W Hotel thanks to my wide angle lens:

The W Hotel at the beach in Barcelona, Spain.

The W Hotel at the beach in Barcelona, Spain.

I ended my walk at this spot because it’s a convenient place to get a taxi. While traveling, be sure to do plenty of sightseeing on foot.

Published in: on June 15, 2014 at 5:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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Rolling Seas

A friend of mine recently related his sailing adventures. Part of his trip involved sailing along the coast of New Jersey into New York Harbor. Off the coast of Atlantic City, he ran into some easterly swells that were crossed by a westerly chop. A confused sea it was and here’s his photo:

Rough seas off the coast of Atlantic City.

This photo illustrates why I prefer to fly, as opposed to sail. Better to be above the weather than in it. Each adventure has its challenges. Be careful whatever you do.

Published in: on September 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Cunard’s Queen Victoria

Cunard’s Queen Victoria made a stop in Aruba recently. She’s more of a traditional ship as far as her lines go. Less flash, probably more class. Take a look.

Cunard's Queen Victoria in Aruba.

I like the hull painted a darker color like that, along with the red for the below the waterline portion, gives a sense of gravitas to a ship. Either way, I’m sure it’s a magnificent floating palace for you to enjoy a vacation. Don’t forget to check where the lifeboats are!

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