We (I was with a gal pal from Montreal) were completely charmed by the restaurant servers who remembered us from day to day, down to where we liked to sit and what we liked to drink: coffee for me -- which the Cubans do particularly well (I brought some home) and tea for Peg; a mojito or cervesa in the afternoon; and which one of us liked red or white wine with dinner...)
We had a 3rd floor room (no elevator -- good for keeping one in trim when one spends a good portion of each day eating...!) with a balcony that had an ocean view.
I took photos -- over 250 which, for this "point-and-click" gal is considerable! Flowers, birds (humming), butterflies, plant life (trees, leaves, bark), skies, the ocean (I can't easily articulate
the number of shades of blue-green-grey-white seen in one sitting)...and buildings (arches, tile roofs, tiled floors -- patterns! -- and walls in all sorts of colours. I'll not be doing a retrospective here for you. Simply stay tuned as they show up from time to time over the next several months, as artistic inspiration. :-)
|Peg on the beach|
We walked around the town of Remedios off the market square (more about that another time).
We walked around the resort to the pueblo/market for souvenirs (ditto).
We danced to the live music on the steps of the Teatro after dinner...but were snug in our beds by the time the indoor shows started.
|Two of our favourite kitties|
We cuddled the kitties that wandered the grounds, all of which were clearly related (!) and equally clearly well cared for.
|Huge tree, town square, Remedios, Cuba|
|One of the 3 pool areas,|
Memories Paraiso Azul resort
I swam circles in the curvy pools, and dipped into the ocean -- breezy with white caps most days but still fun -- and ran on the beach one early morning. (This is not a commercial photo -yes, I took this shot myself!)
All in all, though, I am very glad to be home, back to my own kitty, my two-days-a-week job at The Shop, my sewdio and my jogging/walking routine. I don't do the "Sun Bunny" role well; neither do I enjoy snorkeling among sea creatures or surfing in the...ahem...surf.
|On the road to Remedios|
I've spent today working on my EBMC drawings, prepping for blocking my first piece (deadline is Jan. 20)...and will share that work in the next few days...
But for this evening? A cuppa, a good book, quiet music, and zzzzzzzzz......
All for now!