I made a huge discovery in the past nine days... (for those of you who already knew this I'm apologizing ahead of time for all the blubbering I am about to do on this subject...) Oh my God! The ocean is truly the most GORGEOUS shade of blue when you leave New Jersey and travel out away from the Jersey Shore! I am born and raised in New Jersey, spent many a summer day playing happily in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the Jersey Shore. For those of you who have never been to the Jersey Shore the ocean is greenish-gray color.
|Atlantic Ocean at the Jersey Shore|
I just spent the last nine days on a cruise to Bermuda, St. Marrten, San Juan-Puerto Rico and Labadee-Haiti. My in-laws took my family on an amazing trip cruising on the Explorer of the Seas from the Royal Caribbean cruise line. We left from Bayonne where the water was a similar color to the picture above but with out the surfer.
The next day I awoke to look out at the ocean and instantly yelled, "Oh My God! The ocean is blue!" Not just blue, but turquoise blue! The closer we got to the Caribbean it became a deep, gorgeous, sapphire blue! I couldn't stop talking about the color of the water!
You could stand chest deep in the water and see clearly to your feet! Amazing!
|San Juan, Puerto Rico|
I will sadly never look at the ocean on the Jersey Shore the same again. I have been forever spoiled by the beauty of the blue that I know it should be...
I have luggage sprawled all over the floor outside my laundry room waiting for me to open it up and wash everything inside. Nah, not tonight. Tomorrow's another day.