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This map [3 cropped photos of entire display] was on the Promenade Deck, showing our route at sea from Galveston, Texas to the island of Jamaica.  I inquired to find this for sale somewhere on the ship and was told by many, it wasn't for sale but I was welcomed to photograph it.  Naturally, I did.


During the entire cruise, different days, I kept vigil on possible storms and cloud formations.


Sunset out at sea...Bamboo outcropping near riverside [Martha Brae River emptying into Montego Bay] on the island of Jamaica.


Red Bark Tree [aka Gumbo-Limbo or Turpentine Tree] and a storm moving rapidly toward us [but dissipated before reaching us!!]



Two sky shots and bromeliads blossom


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Previously, I mentioned that Iguanas were abundant in numbers while on excursions. I saw them just about everywhere we were!! These are known as Black Spiny-tailed Iguanas - I also read online that when they turn 'orange' they are in breeding season.  Also, the fastest on ground travel and can reach  6 feet long by 24 inches wide by 30 inches tall.










24 comments :

  1. Too bad they don't sell copies of that map. They should make posters and postcards of it to sell in the gift shop.
    I'm thinking it would get kind of scary to be in a storm while out in the middle of nowhere on a ship.

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    1. You'd think they'd sell 'em as I am sure I am not the only one.

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  2. Wow, those iguanas are huge! I didn't know that about their coloring. You captured from great pictures. They are a little spooky to me. :-)

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    1. I saw only one turning orange.

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  3. I love the crooked trees! And the iguanas are really interesting. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

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  4. I LOVE THE LIZARDS.. wow, awesome shots of these beauties. we have a few gumbo limbo trees here, along the river front, they are amazing. i love the roots on this one. beautiful views from the deck.

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    1. Those trees...it's the first I've seen. Or at least paid attention to them.

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  5. They sure ain't pretty!! Only a mother could love them..... :)

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  6. Those Iguanas are much larger than I thought they would be!
    Beautiful sky shots!
    Have a great week!

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  7. You captured some incredible sky pics. Amazing about the iguanas.

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  8. You have very interesting pictures. I don't know how much I would like those Iguanas,except from a distance.

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    1. Those iguanas would walk right in front of me not more than a step away!

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  9. I like that map, and the iguana's too! You sure saw a lot on this trip.

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  10. Those Iguanas! Whew!

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  11. Jumpin' iguanas in the tree oh me! Hopefully they stayed up there and didn't try to hitch a ride on your shoulder.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. oh good Lord, if that woulda happened, I'd be 6 ft. under by now!

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  12. Good morning! I adore iguanas and wow perfect captures, but the crooked tree, so very tall has won my heart! Fun post thanks.

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    1. glad to know you enjoyed it!

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