Caribbean Cruise

Caribbean water almost artificial in hue.  
Crayola blue on a child’s picture of the sea.
Cold rain, sleet, snow at home.
A brief flight south. Escape for us.
Cruise ship a floating hotel,
Early morning coffee and croissants
on a private balcony with a view of sea and sky.
Window-side dinners while treated to sunsets
sending ripples of scarlet through the water.
Sea breezes, shades of blue, aqua, and green.
Fish, in mini-schools, weaving through swimmers at Grand Turk.
Perfection somewhat marred by reaction to ship’s movement.
Pressure point wrist bands my jewelry of choice.
Like Tinkerbell, I believed, and they worked their magic.
Happy return to familiar turf in Puerto Rico.
El Morro and the sheer delight of dinner at Trois Cent Onze.
St. Thomas with its winding roads leading higher and higher
to allow for staggering views of island and ocean.
And Holland America’s perfect Half Moon Cay. 
Soft sand. Calm water. Storybook day at the beach.
Clockwork movement of hundreds of people
timed and orchestrated to a perfect pitch.
In a  few short hours, one group exits and another settles in,
and the band strikes up for a new performance.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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