Saturday, June 11, 2011

A little of this, a little of that.

Back from the sea and knee deep in work.  Sigh, the vacation was too short and too sweet but a wonderful time was had.  Sun, surf and diving...everything a sea witch could want. 

Looking out towards the pool area.  Huge pools with lots of seating, a great open bar and lovely dinner/lunch area.  Food was wonderful and the staff couldn't be more attentive or friendly.  Sandos Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (about 40 minutes south of Cancun and a 30 minutes ferry ride from Cozumel) is a lovely property.  Will share more about our stay later in the week.

We had an end room that was right next to the Mayan jungle that was filled with monkeys.  They would start chattering early in the morning.  Not enough noise to wake you but if you were awake, you could here them.  I loved being  hidden from everyone and this shot is the view from our little patio.  Lush, away from folks and a lovely view of the ocean.   Late in the afternoon and before we would leave for dinner, my honey would sit out here and read while I frittered in the room, rinsing our bathing suits and dive gear.  I would join him outside and we would sit together with a cold drink, a few pretzels and just listen to the jungle and the ocean.  Heaven I tell ya, heaven.

These vibrant pink beauties were everywhere. They reminded me of hydrangeas only shocking pink.

 Brought my company's banner and had my photo taken with it while diving on Palancar Reef in Cozumel. I was at about 70 feet when this was taken.  Currents were fast and the banner and I kept traveling out of the picture, but we managed to snap this one before I was carried away with the current.  It looks like I'm standing still, but I was moving pretty fast as was the photographer.  He did a great job considering the conditions. 
A nice dive but visibility was limited as you can see in this photo.  Normally, it is crystal clear but not this day.  Saw lots of turtles and huge parrot fish.  I'm cleaning up the photos now and will post later next week. 

Got some knitting done while waiting at the airport.  Now that you have to spend as much time at the airport as you do getting to your destination I usually have a few paperbacks and of course, my knitting.   It make the time fly is relaxing and fills my creative void.

Once back, I managed to find a few treasures when I returned.  The "itch" for junk is always around me. 

Nice vintage bird bath, smaller size which I really like.  It's also a pretty sea shell (which I almost kept it myself) but I have a nice big bird bath for my feathered friends in my yard.  Displayed a pewter candelabra and velveteen birds in it.

I adore these decorative bird cages and this is a nice big one. Perfect for burning candles on a deck or patio table.

Nifty little vintage wicker shelf unit.  I snagged this cutie for $5.00.  Sometimes the deals just jump into your lap. 

So it was back to the work grind last week and I played catch-up with over 1,000 emails.  No internet connection for me in Playa so I knew I was going to be hammered when I got back.  I hope to catch up on all my blog reading too. I have missed you all.  Have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


just call me jo said...

We stayed in Playa del Carmen a few years ago. I don't remember monkeys. Dang! I like monkeys. We must havge been at the wrong resort. Glad you're back. Enjoy being back.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Ha! I hope the company is giving you a little something extra for the publicity! Looks like a beautiful place. That pink flower is amazing! Vacations are never long enough, are they? :-)

Welcome back!


Jacque said...

Hi Witch..I wondered where you were--glad you got some "down time" with the hubby. Looks like a fantastic vacation.

You always manage to find some great "stuff". I love that birdcage!

Enjoy your week!