Ann Christine has asked us to show something Unexpected.
For me in the last few years, the unexpected thing has been discovering that I could enjoy a cruise as a holiday, something I always thought was anathema! I have always been independent, planned holidays myself, and done all the driving. As my health deteriorated, this was no longer an option, unless I was with a friend – not always possible.
So cruising was suggested, and I said ‘no way!’ Then I went on one with some friends to introduce me to it, and I began to see that they’re were elements that could work – like no need to keep packing and repacking, the ability to rest in your own cabin any time, more than one restaurant style available without a walk through the streets. And the ship will be big enough for you not to be bothered by entertainment if you don’t want it.
So now for some images from the unexpected:
I never thought I would see a sloth in the wild:
…I didn’t expect to get to see Russia:
..and the Panama Canal was not a place on my ‘must see list’, but proved to be a fascinating experience
I have been on three cruises now, and it can work, although I still get frustrated by being limited in the places I can visit! But I no longer have the fitness or the energy that I used to have, so I accept that this is one way of visiting places that might otherwise be near impossible ….
Linked to Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge at Ann Christine’s here