As mentioned at the end of the previous post, we paid a visit to Florida, namely Captiva Island, from December 23 to 28. It was really relaxing, and filled with beautiful sights. We were both happy to have our cameras with us. Without further ado, here are a couple of ways to view my album of “only” 74 photos I made and edited (if you think that’s too many, it is a small subset of the 889 photos I actually shot with my camera, and there were also a couple of dozen with my iPhone which are not in this album). Both links have the same photos, but the Dropbox one has my quirky names of the photos, too. Both links will let you download photos if you want to. Oh, and enjoy this little animation of a jumping dolphin.
Starting a series of nostalgic posts — this blog has been neglected long enough!
In March of 2004 Marianne and I went to Austria for a week in Spring Break. Marianne was taking a group of her students on a tour of Vienna, as part of her course on the Viennese psychologists Freud, Adler, and Frankl. Near the end of the week, we had a quick excursion to Salzburg. The day we were to return to Vienna we had some time to kill and we wandered with a few students to the shore of the lake at Mondsee. We saw a sign for lake tours. There was snow on the ground, but Marianne sought out the guy dressed as a captain and asked if tours were offered. He said yes, and we hopped on the boat. Once safely far from the shore, he locked the steering wheel at a fairly steep left turn angle, put on some waltzes on the audio system, and came up on the deck to dance with people! Here he is, dancing with Marianne. Photo taken with the Gateway (!) digital camera we owned at the time.
Continuing this narcissistic streak for a moment more, here is a photo of us on a glass-bottom boat tour out of the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda. Photo credit: Rob Gilles.
Photo credit: Rob Gilles
We had a smooth trip back home from Bermuda today. More posts with pictures coming soon.
OK, from a diorama. You didn’t think I came this close, did you? We did actually see a few of these, one over the beach yesterday and three from the boat today, but not THAT close up.
We took a glass bottom boat ride from Dockyard today. One of the neat things we saw was a school of fish swimming right next to our boat (they had a good incentive, they were being fed by our crew).
Café Coco is the restaurant of the Coco Reef resort, right next to the Elbow Beach hotel where we are staying. We had a nice dinner there tonight and the view from our table was very nice.