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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Observe the Curve: Focus on Life, Week 12

Oh my, it happened to me again. I was just starting my blog and had to leave to find a link and I hit publish instead of save. I was way too tired last night to write anything.

I love the prompt sent to us this week by Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime in our 52 week photo challenge: Observe the Curve. The first thing I thought of was boats and sails so off I went in search of the photos I took on our 20th wedding anniversary cruise. We called it our cruise of a life time but since then we have taken two more on this line. It is called the Star Clipper Cruise Line and all three ships are wind driven Clipper Ships.

In the meantime, I asked my husband what he thought of when he heard the prompt. He replied that it was a no brainer, the curves of a woman's body. Yes, I guess that is what a man would think.

Yes, this was ten years ago this year. I can't believe how fast the years have gone. Time flies when you are having fun.

Obviously I didn't take this photo but I love the curves
of the iron work and the table.

We spent a week aboard the Royal Clipper sailing around Southern Italy and then another week on a tour seeing Northern Italy. What a beautiful place.

Kirk and I spent a lot of time in front of the ship in the bow net. It was so exciting to look down at the sea below but also very relaxing. We found out later that the sign in front of me said, "Do not go beyond this sign."

This is the view out of the dinning room at sunset. I love the curve of the port hole and the slight curve of the horizon.
A little Italian sea side village
An arch in Pompeii

 I love the sea and all the creatures in it so this was an exceptional vacation for me.

The second half of the trip was packed with famous cities and sights but if I had it to do again, I would have taken the tour first and then the cruise. On a tour you are up early every day and going all day long. We were exhausted when we got home. The ship was so comfortable and relaxing and yet there was something to do every day.

Now these are curves
Nothing is more beautiful than the curves of a Gondola.
We really liked Florence with beautiful art everywhere but I guess my favorite city that we visited was Venice. I loved that there was water everywhere. I guess the negative ions made me feel happy and secure.
Thanks for letting me take this trip down memory lane. It was so much fun.

Have a wonderful week!
Julie Panusis


  1. Beeeautiful pics!!!! And yes, men often go to the curves your husband mentioned. :-)
    And at least you ARE posting, even when tired! I've been remiss on my blog. You are doing great Julie!

  2. Thank you, Chris, for being so supportive. I guess you are getting other things done and are too busy to blog. That's a good thing too. Teaching and creating are wonderful pastimes.

  3. I love this! Your trips are always nice to hear about, I remember this one. Yes, a trip of a lifetime I would say.

  4. Oh I am soooo jealous.. my dream trip.. and you took wonderful pics too..


  5. Thank you. I loved the trip as well. We went on the same ship a couple of years ago to Spain and Portugal but it wasn't the same. The anniversary trip was magical.