A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water

I don’t know what it is about mixing the sun and water that always creates such beauty, but I’m really glad it does. This beautiful sunrise was taken at our beach resort in Cancun, Mexico last Thursday.

Two weeks ago tomorrow, my husband and I started on a fun adventure. We signed up for a mystery tour. We were told average temperatures (80-90) and we were told to pack an umbrella and a swimming suit. We were also told to bring our passports. That was it. Two weeks before departure, we were told to meet at the Southwest Airlines check in at the airport at 4:45am (no, that’s not a typo). We went to the checkin counter, gave them our bags, and got our boarding passes for Cancun, Mexico. Whoot whoot! A very nice surprise. We spent the week driving individual speed boats, visiting Mayan ruins, driving through the jungle on ATVs, zip lining (a personal favorite), snorkeling, playing in the water, and taking boats across the beautiful Caribbean Sea to small islands to have lunches on private beaches and do more water-based things. I would highly recommend going on this company’s next mystery tour, but the couple who runs the travel agency are in their late 70s and are retiring. This was their last hurrah, and we are so glad that we caught their final fling.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

67 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water”

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    1. 🙂 We were a little sad for no sunset pictures, but these mornings really made up for that lack. Also the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean sea and the wonderful snorkeling… 😉

  2. A sunset is always gorgeous, especially at the coaast line:)
    My “sun and water” – sun is seen by the shadows on the bridge, and in the reflection o one of the ponds in the beautiful Huntington Library Gardens in Pasadena, CA.
    Thanks for hosting.

    1. We’ve known the couple running the tour for several years. They’ve been trying to get us to go with them for a long time. They’re retiring, so it was this year or never.

    1. Many of the people on the tour had been on their mystery tours before. I asked if they were always fun, and everyone said yes, even when you weren’t too excited about a destination, the couple running the tours always found fun and interesting places to go and things to do. Even in Kansas (as we were told by several people). 🙂

  3. I love the idea of a mystery tour … what a fantastic concept. Never been to Mexico … but everybody I know that been there is raving about it. Stunning image.

    1. We had a great time. The agency that planned our trip is closing. This was their last hurrah. They have been doing these trips for 25 years, and they are ready to retire. 🙂

  4. I’d heard of “mystery tour” before but always within a region – they were bus tours. This sounds like a lot of fun! I hope others are running such trips! Love the photo!

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