Monday, November 28, 2011

[ a catamaran around dubai ]

HAPPY MONDAY! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and hopefully those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving are out of your turkey coma by now!

We had an awesome Saturday afternoon on a big catamaran around Dubai. The weather was incredible and it was so nice to see Dubai from the water and get a different perspective.

I thought you might like to soak it in...







...we happened to be out when the Traditional Dubai Dhow Sailing Race was taking place...




...we anchored for some swimming...



...then continued our journey back...




... we watched the wooden dhow boats being towed back after the race {they only go one way}...





...and saw a helicopter land on the Burj Al Arab...







...what a relaxing way to spend an afternoon ~ gorgeous sights, fresh sea air and a pretty sunset... ahhhh....

lisa



18 comments:

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

What a funny coincidence. We were on a catamaran as well, watching a J20 regatta, here in Barbados. Hard to believe it is getting cold at home, sweltering here.

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Beautiful! It was 15c and rainy here...and I was in Ikea and the mall...fun but definitely not relaxing...thanks for sharing! Happy Monday!

Debby said...

Your photos are gorgeous!! I am longing for sun warming my skin, blue waters and bright skies! xo

Formerly known as Frau said...

A truly perfect day.....and gorgeous too!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Such a beautiful place to live! I would love to vacation there some day!

Tiffany

Pinecone Camp said...

Wow! Looks pretty spectacular Lisa. I could use a hit of sun right about now ;)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

What a fun adventure you are having - so many sights to soak in. I've never heard of boats that only go one way, quite interesting. Love that photo of you all jumping into the water - great!

Marianne Simon Design said...

This is just what I needed this morning! I grew up going out on our family boat and miss having one. Such a beautiful day and gorgeous photos!

The enchanted home said...

These pictures are BREATHTAKING!!!! How fun to spend Thanksgiving aboard a catamaran, you got the most splendid day. Gorgeous!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It's so relaxing to be on the water, right? Looks like a great way to spend a Saturday.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday! Love all your beautiful pictures :)

Meeling said...

Looks amazing Lisa!!!

Beach Coast Style said...

beautiful photos!! I just love this place it's for sure on my list of places to visit.

Robynne's Nest said...

G'day Lisa, loving your photos...all that blue sky and ocean...and those white sails on the dhows, they look amazing. Enjoy the 'milder' weather...what I wouldn't do for a good 30' or more!! Robx

Ariana said...

My goodness, what a dream of a day! I have been in some gloomy weather in England, so those beautiful pictures were very therapeutic (if not a little jealousy-inducing.) I wandered over from Laura's blog, and loved seeing this post.

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

Amazing Photos. Beautiful. Visiting from Happy Homemakers Post of the Month Club.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

You live in a surreal place, my friend. To think you were recently plucked from Ireland! So interesting the boats only go one way - so just for looks and not practicality?

Thank you for linking to POTM Club :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Lisa

Eli said...

I was delighted to stop by here from POTM Club. Your photography is stunning. My fave is the one with all the small sales on the horizon. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing that link. I'll be back...

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