It's no secret I'm half mermaid and would love to spend my days at sea. I wouldn't get any writing done if I did, though. My husband and I have a pact: I get to write to my little heart's content while he's at work, but on vacations it's time to play. So I actually took a week-long break from the internet except for emails and the occasional tweet. I did, however, spend several hours plotting out a couple of books, writing several scenes, scribbling character profiles and sketching out maps and other bits of art for my stories. Pen and paper is great stuff.
Here are some of the things I saw and did. All the photos below were taken by me or my family.
really great ship we've been on before and love. The Bacchus dining room alone is worth the price of the trip. Here's a picture of our table. The grape motif is a bit baroque but also strangely beautiful!
The next morning, we reached Nassau, Bahamas, where I dragged my husband off to visit yet more old forts and historic sites. Here are a couple pictures from Nassau.
Anyway, there's my vacation in a nutshell. It was lovely, relaxing, and educational... all the best things a vacation can be. Even so, it's good to be home. I have a LOT of writing to do!