By this time next week we will be off snorkeling somewhere in the Caribbean for nearly two weeks, one of my favorite things to do in life. We're doing a long cruise -- it's the only venue where business Larry is unreachable by phone (the roaming rates are absolutely ridiculous) so it's perfect. Between snorkeling and sailing on Hobie Cats, we will be spending a lot of our time in the ocean -- I'm definitely a water baby. The last time we went snorkeling was in drysuits in the Gulf of Alaska in snowy, freezing weather, and we had a blast -- well, at least I did.
When we're not physically in the ocean, we'll be laying out on our balcony (a very small fraction of which you can see here):
reading, enjoying foofy umbrella drinks, reading, relaxing and just having 12 days of ahhhhh. When we go on cruises, which is not often, we pretty much keep to ourselves and spend most of our time just stretched out in the sun. I'll be taking tons of books, including Benjamin Black's newest Quirke series installment, Even the Dead, the newest Irene Huss series novel, The Treacherous Net, and Johan Theorin's The Voices Beyond among others. When I get back, I'll have a new novel by Deon Meyer waiting for me (Icarus) along with John Katzenbach's latest The Dead Student.
see you in a couple of weeks --