Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #183 – Memorable Events

The Wandering Dawgs just returned from an amazing Caribbean Islands Adventure filled with many memorable events. Our first ever cruise was supposed to be an Alaska inside passage trip in 2020 which we booked in 2019. Then COVID came along and the cruise was rescheduled for 2021. When that one was also cancelled we decided to try something different and booked a January cruise which included some Caribbean islands and a trip up the Amazon River. A few months ago the Brazil portion was cancelled and our itinerary changed to nine Caribbean islands in 8 different countries, starting and ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico required a negative COVID test to enter the country. The first of our memorable events was receiving the negative test results the day before our flight!

Everything went smoothly after that. Our flights were on time and we arrived in Puerto Rico on Monday, January 10 for a two night stay at a hotel in San Juan before our Wednesday boarding on the Viking Sea. The most memorable event that first night was watching our Georgia Bulldogs win the college football National Championship from our hotel room.

There were too many memorable events to feature in one post. Here are just a few of the most memorable.

Walking the beaches of the Caribbean just soothed my soul. Our first beach was in a U. S. National Park on St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Each rainbow was spectacular. This rainbow in Dominica was one of several we saw during our journey
Swimming into a cave in Ti Tou Gorge in the rain forest of Dominica was my most memorable experience – Thanks to Henry for this photo
One of the many sunsets we enjoyed. This was from our last night on the ship

Did we love our first cruise? A thousand times YES! It was the trip of a lifetime that can never be duplicated. The weather was perfect, the seas were calm, and each island brought new adventures. With a full crew of 450 and only 150 passengers on a ship with a capacity of 930 we felt like royalty the entire time.

Many thanks to Ann Christine for asking us to share memorable events. Be sure to visit Ann Christine’s Lens-Artists #183: Memorable Events

36 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #183 – Memorable Events

  1. I do hope you’ll share more. We love cruising and miss it. However, we will not be going for some time. I would love to cruise to South America and see at least some of it. Glad everything worked out, and you had a great time!

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    1. Judy, after the first couple of days we starting calling the ship our private yacht! The crew was fabulous and we never felt crowded anywhere on the ship or on shore. I got so spoiled. Now it’s back to the real world!

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  2. Oh Beth….I am not at all envious! Thank you for taking us on a marvelous trip! How great you could travel so safely and with no crowds – I don’t doubt for a second that this must be one of the most memorable trips ever – after such a long period of nontraveling, anxiousness and seclusion. Great!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the images from our journey. You are so right about our trip being memorable. Even in the ports there were no large crowds where we went. We experienced things we would never be able to do at home.


  3. you need to frame one of the rainbow images – the one you shared was wonderful
    and glad you finally got to get that cruise in – and glad you shared images for this memorable event theme

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    1. Thank you Patti! I am still going through the photos from this trip. More will be coming! I’m sure I’ll do the same on the next one – we are hoping to finally do the Alaska cruise that was cancelled twice.

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