A Caribbean Sunrise

Sunrise off Antigua.  September 12, 2001.

Sunrise off Antigua. September 12, 2001.

I was going through some old pictures when I found the picture above.  It was taken on our Caribbean cruise back in 2001.

We flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where we boarded the ship.  The ship left San Juan on a Sunday night and we slept fairly late on Monday.  But we got up early enough every other morning to see the sunrise.  Of course, we usually went back to bed after the sun was up, but after all it was a vacation!

This particular picture was taken on Wednesday morning as we approached Antigua.  I like it because the light reflected on the sea seems to be beckoning us to follow it into the sun.  Unfortunately the ship was headed in a slightly different direction.

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20 Responses to “A Caribbean Sunrise”

  1. Happyone Says:

    Beautiful sunrise.
    I lived in Puerto Rico for 3 years in the late 70’s!

  2. Grammy Says:

    Wonderful photo. It looks like the sun is very far away.

  3. Mildred Says:

    What a beautiful scene to awake to – just breath-taking. I’ve never been on a cruise before.

  4. Neal Says:

    Beautiful! I used to travel to Puerto Rico for work. Driving down there is pretty exciting. 🙂

  5. seniorhiker Says:

    Happyone, I wish we had had the time to explore Puerto Rico — it looks like a fascinating place.
    Grammy, thanks for the kind comment.
    Mildred, I hope you get to go on a cruise they are really nice.
    Neal, I’ll bet many aspects of life on Puerto Rico were exciting!

  6. The Rocky Mountain Retreat Says:

    That’s a fantastic photo… how perfect…
    I have never been on a cruise before and I’m not too sure if I would want to be… long periods of time on a ship.. well lets just say, I would be looking mighty “green”…. =D


  7. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    What a beautiful sight.I bet you have tons of great memories as well.

  8. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    That’s so beautiful. There’s nothing quite like the sunrise and/or sunset from the deck of a ship with nothing around to even distract from it.

  9. seniorhiker Says:

    Michele, most cruise ships today are so large you often don’t know you’re moving.
    2sweetnsaaxy, all the sunrises and sunsets on board the ship were magnificant. They’re definitely hard to beat.
    Ruth, thanks. We do have many great memories from that cruise.

  10. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That is a beautiful shot, a wish for nicer weather.

  11. Shelley Says:

    Gorgeous – what a great trip!

  12. happilyretired Says:

    Simply beautiful photo! I shared some of my Caribbean Cruise a while back at Sacred Ruminations for Sky Watch and have a collage of local sunset photos from a few days ago at Small Reflections this morning along with my Camera Critters Seagull shots. If I could figure out how to get your blog to recognize me as ‘storyteller’ from Small Reflections … I’d enter that link instead of this WordPress one.
    Hugs and blessings,

  13. Rambling Woods Says:

    As I have said..I loved Antigua…beautiful

  14. Rose Says:

    That is a beautiful shot! I can see why you like it.

  15. Connie Says:

    This is nice. I have been on 5 cruises. I love looking out at the ocean.

  16. Susie Says:

    That’s a beautiful picture George! My hubbie and I enjoy cruising too. We have not ever been to Antigua tho.

    I love getting up early and seeing the sun rise and getting some exercise in before the day begins. Nothing like it!

    • seniorhiker Says:

      Susie, if you get the opportunity, go to Antigua — I think it was our favorite island. The coast is absolutely magnificent.

  17. birdlady Says:

    Beautiful, George.

  18. Suzanne Says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! Gorgeous.

  19. Tina Says:

    Wonderful picture! Love sunrises..but like you …it is a pain getting up for them! lol

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