Happy New Year! We just arrived back to Austin. It feels so good to be home. I considered to post some photos on the cruise ship, but the cost was too much so I gave it up.
This photo was shot at Costa Maya, Mexico. It was our first stop after two days voyage. Costa Maya is very small costal town. Because tourists come here by cruise ships only, it is rather quiet and not very commercially hit. The local people are very friendly, the beach is very clean. I have chances talking with the local people. There was not much traffic. Sitting on the beach with a coconut in hand, I think I am very lucky to see this virgin beauty of this planet. I hope this beauty remains for a long long time. I wish my visit would have not added stains on this pure land and water.
I have done three paintings on the ship and I will share them with you later. We had several bad days on the cruise too. All three of us got sick. Some sort of stomach flue. I was so sick yesterday even I doubt I could drive back from New Orleans back to Austin. Well, I made it.