Friday, March 25, 2011

High Tea on the High Seas

High Tea on our cruise ship was a wonderful and special event. A chance to get all dressed up and play "tea party". I always pack my "pearls" just for this occasion~~


Jan and I always enjoy this beautiful event.
High Tea has become a tradition
for us when we cruise.


Mango citrus green tea

(just one of the reasons why I am now on a DIET!!)


Continuing on with the rest of the photos from beautiful Antigua~~
Our taxi tour took us to the Shirley Heights area where we were able to photograph some dramatic views of the island~



Truly breathtaking~

Our great travel buddies
Bob and Jan


(love ya Bobby!)



How's this for a picnic view?

love these cactus!
After leaving the Shirley Heights area we drove past this old cemetery. Our taxi driver was not intending to stop - but I had other plans~~


(some people just look good behind bars!

the view from the cemetery was amazing~





The rocks along the wall are the remains of old graves that date back to the early 1600's~


In the distance - the remains of an old fort~~

A rocky outcropping along the coast known as
"Devil's Bridge"


the local beer
(I don't drink beer - but I love the bottle!)

Our last stop before returning to the ship was the remains of the old "Betty's Hope" sugar plantation. The sugar plantation dates back to the early 1600's and has a very interesting history.


wild goats roam freely all over the island


the guys were fascinated by the windmill
(it's a guy thing~~)

the Gardener and our taxi driver

Antigua was truly lovely and we so enjoyed our day spent on that wonderful island. But you know how it is with cruises - you have to move on and the next day you are someplace else beautiful~~
Coming up next - photos of our magnificent day spent in St Lucia! Just wait till you see the beautiful place where we spent our day here~~


DreamChallenge said...

Vicki, my memories flood back as I journey again through the pictures on your blog. Thank you my friend. And that little Maddy in purple. Adorable and the camera buff is getting so tall. LU, Jan

Lois Evensen said...

Just lovely images! What a wonderful trip. :)) Thanks for sharing.


Suztats said...

Lovely pics! Thanks so much for sharing them. Looks like a wonderful time.

PoetessWug said...

Great photos!! I love that windmill too!! {female here! LOL} Thanks for sharing!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We should all live like that one week a year, or maybe two or three. Your pictures are beautiful and thank you for taking us out of our cold weather moods.

yaya said...

Beautiful pics. High tea looks really lovely...I'll take the delish looking raspberry thing please. Nothing better than visiting an old cemetary..except getting a lovely tan like yours! Can't wait for the next time!

Eileen said...

Wow ~ what a stunning place! Your photos are just gorgeous. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Can't wait to see your next batch of photos.
Tea looks like it was delicious and fun. Swoon...
Stop by for a visit if you get a chance; I have a new blog home.

Unknown said...

wow , great pics, while you were there, I was having high tea in a an old castle in england , and it was not as warm and comfortable as your high tea.

fromsophiesview said... wonderful to see the beautiful photos of your trip...high tea and all those scrumptious mouth is watering...the island of Antigua is the pic of you on the picnic the one thing that is missing is Sophie coaxing you to the beach and into the water. She is so adept at doing this...waiting for St Lucia! Sophie's dad Ron

Sandies' Patch said...

Fantastic photos, always with some humour! And you are very tanned!
And there's more?
Loving it!

Sandie xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

All these images are lovely, Vicki. The landscape is so very different from ours! Looking forward to seeing some glimpses of St. Lucia.
We will be traveling to the US, Boston, NY and DC next month, I am soooo excited.
I threw the sweet Vicki notes in the big giveaway hat, fingers crossed!
Have a loveliest of weekends xxx

SuZeQ said...

Thank you so much, my dear friend, for sharing your trip with all of us. It's great living vicariously through you. It's the next best thing, they tell me! Love all of your photos. You sure have a way with a camera.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Wow Vicki! What stunning photographs! Breathtaking! It is so wonderful that you have close friends to travel with. Thank-you so much for sharing. I feel like I've been a little vacation this morning. Have a great week-end!

Anonymous said...

You are just one amazing lady. Thankyou for sharing somewhere so beautiful that I know I will never see for real.

Sherri said...

Vicki, you brought back wonderful memories of my husband and I spending 8 days in Antigua. We loved it there! I love your pictures. Love the high tea pictures of you and your friend! Your pearls are awesome!

Donna said...

WONDERFUL photos, Vicki!!!
High tea....and every other adventure suit you well!! You look beautiful and golden! What a trip!!!!

Silke Powers said...

Oh, Vicki, I want to go on a cruise NOW!! Those photos are just luscious!! And that color of the water - I just love it! Thank you for sharing all that with us... Much love, Silke

P.S. I love that you stop for old churches and cemeteries - Daniel and I do the same...

myriamkreativ said...

Hi my dear Vicki,
thank you for sharing this wonderful photos. Looks like you all had great fun. But is this a question in that wonderful part of the world...
Is spring arriving at your home - or are you waiting yet? I wish you a wonderful sunday Hugs&kisses Myriam

Daniel said...

Wow, Vicki! This all looks great. I'm ready to pack my bags and head south -- way south!

Dorthe said...

Dear Vicki,
uhh you looks so beautifull and brown-- and those pearls, are stunning, sweet.
Must be so wonderfull "playing" tea party--I can see the two gentlemen- did not want to "play" :)
Antigua- I can see- is a fantastic and beautifull place to visit- you have so many wonderfull photoes here, to proove that, dear friend.
Thankyou for taking me "with you".
Much love and hugs, Dorthe

Completely Coastal said...

Oh, I love the idea of High Tea!!! What a great trip. Loved to look through all the photos!

susan jenkins said...

Gorgeous photographs and I have to say the ones of High Tea look like a painting waiting to be painted!!
Thank you for sharing, just beautiful!

XO Susan

Joyful said...

Some stunning scenery. It looks like you had a lovely time.

Jody Hammer said...

Oh, Vicki, I just love seeing your vacation pictures. They carry me off to another world. It's like I am on vacation myself. I can escape from my own 4 walls and go anywhere that you have been. I don't know the next time we will be able to go anywhere, including going to see our family; so your pictures really mean a lot to me. Thank you for posting about your adventures. It really makes me happy. =)

Tami said...

Beautiful pictures Ms. Vicki!! What fun it must have been to have tea at sea...a treasured memory indeed.


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am not a traveler, so I will live vicariously through you. Wonderful pictures.

Erica said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderfully relaxing vacation.

Esme said...

Having tea with your friend on the high seas seems like so much fun. Those desserts look delightful. Vicki you have the right frame of mind going on these vacations.

xo E.

Sandi said...

Well how fun for you Vicki!! I get seasick and airplane sick so I am not much of a traveler. I think I would put a damper on the party! lol Beautiful photos!!

Lili said...

I'm still drooling over the high tea. You can tell you guys thoroughly enjoyed your trip and I love all the little ways you can find to truly feel pampered and spoiled there! And I love that you always bring your pearls! It must be so hard to leave a place like that! xoxo ~Lili