CoCoView's "on the water" accommodations are in fact just that. If you are looking for a room with a view these rustic cabanas might be on your list. A sense of adventure will be helpful, while very clean and well maintained rooms at the resort reflect a Caribbean experience of 30 years ago.
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Friday, January 23, 2009
A trip to Roatan would not be complete without spending some time out of the water to experience some of the local flavor. This gentleman agreed to have his picture taken as he was cleaning the morning's catch in West End. Still a funky town of sand streets, West End retains it's old Caribbean alure with character. One can still find plenty of time warped hippies in West End's beach bars!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
There is a certain rhythm to a dedicated dive trip. Folowing coffee and breakfast ( or afternoon lunch) gear is checked and stored onboard the boat, and the dive plan is discussed. Our dive master for the week, Mark, explains the features of a site called "Connie's Dream". The motto of safe divers continues to be: "Plan the dive and dive the plan".
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Pre-coffee light is as peaceful as it is pretty at our favorite gazebo. After the first few shots of the gazebo I was puzzled as to why I could not keep it level. I took a closer look and discovered that it was not my eye but rather the roof supports that had shifted!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Located on on our little stretch of beach, great seats for watching the sunrise or late afternoon water spouts and thunder storms. Roatan, Honduras where the temperature is a consistently in the low to mid-80's is a wonderful spot to escape the winter of el Norte.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Our week of diving at Roatan, Honduras was wet above the surface as well as below. On the day of our departure things appeared to be improving as the early morning sky showed a promise of blue. It was just a tease however as our flight lifted off in a steady rain.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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Thursday, January 08, 2009
The challenge is...to walk out of here with just a cup of coffee! Our recent tour of the Dyker Heights Christmas light display required a stop for coffee. Typical of many Brooklyn specialty bake shops, this establishment was wall to wall with every manner of cookie, pastry and cakes. I can still smell the aromas.....
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I've been taking some time out on a rainy and dank morning to go through photo files. This shot was from our final 2008 boat trip to Fire Island. At first glance I passed over this shot but on a nasty winter day I was reminded how fortunate we are in so very many ways including (and not limited to) having nature's beauty in our own backyard.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Click on the image for the larger view...The Great Blue Heron who surprised me by taking advantage of my limited attention span and lack of focus sails out of sight. This shot was a rather severe crop for my 150mm lens and lacks the detail of a much longer focal length.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Windy and bitter cold. I was playing with image depth of field and shutter speed here as the winter wind made me realize that just being out here with a camera was a bit insane! Photography can be a little like fishing sometimes as we often hear about the shot that could have been (as in the fish that got away). In this case a Great Blue Heron took flight behind me as I was fussing with camera settings.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Nickerson Beach in Nassau County had shadows that caught my eye the other day. For me, this type of shot frequently "just does not work" but there was something about the lines and shadows that was appealing. Anyway another attempt to find interest on another empty (and serene) wintery beach. (best in larger view)