Sunday, February 12, 2012

doodling and sea-gazing on st maarten

Slowly but surely, I'm squeezing a little doodling for my April class at Rachel's Handmade U in between the necessary hours spent cuddling with my baby granddaughter, sea-gazing
and tootling around this small island.

Here's a little sea-gazing for you, too.
Can you hear the waves crashing rhythmically ashore?
Can you feel the breeze puffing out the sails?
Maybe you've been on one of the cruise ships with its lights gleaming as it leaves the island at sunset?
(you can just see a cruise ship aglow on the horizon in the last sea photo below)

Sweet Eliää with her mommy in the indoor lap pool

Saturday, February 04, 2012

getting in the island mood

This island pace here on St Maarten may be slower, but our days have been full and I've barely had time for photos. Of course, I'm spending lots of time with this little lovely, my 5-month-old granddaughter Eliää, and her daddy.

Today was spa day for my daughter-in-law at the Christian Dior spa in the lobby of their apartment building. Afterwards, she enjoyed sunning with her spa partner Jackie while Eliää and I waved down at them from our balcony.

Some more views from the apartment's balcony overlooking the glorious ocean:

And here's the balcony chair where I'll sit doodling for my April class and other projects while listening to the waves tumbling in. Can I really call this a working vacation? Well, tomorrow morning at 6 am, Eliää and I will watch from the sidelines while her parents run, swim and bike in the island's triathlon. That's work, right?