Monday, June 20, 2011

Island Girl!

Celebrating the release of Fins are Forever by our own Tera Lynn Childs, we are talking this week about favorite water memories.

Mine goes back more than ten years, to a vacation in the Bahamas. While the resort beachfront and water slide pool were a big hit with me, my husband and our kids, what was most memorable was our day trip to Blue Lagoon Island, which offers tranquil beaches, opportunities to play with dolphins and swim in a lagoon.


We came and went by ferry, with the outbound trip being mostly about sightseeing. The return voyage featured dancing to a reggae band and a limbo contest, both of which I enthusiastically joined in (and yes, somewhere in our family archives, there is a video).


On the island, we opted out of the dolphin encounter (saving it for next time), but took full opportunity of the paddle boats, hammocks, beachcoming, and simply relaxing in the soft sand of shallow lagoon. Heavenly!


So while a case could be made that this island is touristy and commercial, I’d still say if any of you find yourselves in Nassau, add this to your itinerary. And what better book to read as you lay about in paradise than one about a mermaid?

To be entered in our weeklong contest here at the Buzz Girls Blog, name a favorite water spot you visited (ocean, lake, river, pool). Three lucky people will chosen from the week's long comments to each win a “Fin Set,” (Forgive My Fins paperback, with cool extras in the back, and Fins Are Forever hardcover). Good luck!

Tina

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28 comments:

Janie Emaus said...

I love all water, everywhere. But my favorite spot has to be any beach in Hawaii.

Steph said...

I really love any pools, but my favorite is probably the in-ground pool at our family friend's house. It's so beautiful because there's a rock waterfall thingy at one end. It's really big and just beautiful. I don't really like swimming in oceans, lakes, salty water, etc., but I like looking at it from the sand where I tan. Haha! Sorry this isn't quite as exciting as some exotic location, but it;s good enough for me. :)

Anonymous said...

Really excited for fins are forever!

TinaFerraro said...

Steph, I have a friend with a pool like that and I LOVE it, too!

Cara King said...

My favorite times in the water were in grade school, swimming in the local pool with my friend, working out elaborate mermaid stories and playing the characters while splashing around...

Kari said...

I'd have to say that my favorite water spot is Ocean City, Maryland. We went a week before the season started, so it was quiet and not crowded and we pretty much had the beach to ourselves...except for the hot guys running on the sand XD

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Is there a puddle on the floor? Because I think I drooled.

Sorry, what? You asked what my favorite spot was? Well then, that would be the beach. I live about 30 mi from the coast, so pick a beach and I love it!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

When I was little, we used to go to a lake on the outskirts of town, all the time, and that was a favorite water spot. :)

aLmYbNeNr said...

My favorite water spot is the beach at Wildwood, NJ. My family and I usually go every summer. It's wonderful. I'd like to live there.

Emily Weikl said...

My favorite water spot (it's hard to choose just one) would be in Aruba or the pool where I live,or my parents vacation home in Sussex has a lake which is so nice. I boat on it sometimes.

elle said...

the in ground pool in my back yard is my favorite water location.

elle said...

my favorite water location is the pool in my back yard.

throuthehaze said...

My favorite water spot is a beautiful lake at the wildlife preserve that is just a couple blocks from my house

kristina shields said...

I love all water, but I really like going to the beach and swimming in pools. i always have a blast!

TinaFerraro said...

Wonderful favorite water spots!

And Tipsy--LOL! =)

Erica said...

That sounds like an awesome trip - the dolphin encounter would be amazing! Though hammocks and paddle boats sounds pretty much just as awesome as well.

stephhale said...

I really want to go there right now! :)

Heather Davis said...

Wow, that looks Amazing, Tina. Sign me up. :)

Emily Weikl said...

Some of my favorite water spots include tropical locations(Aruba's Egale Beach. The water's clear and the sunset's are amazing there)and at home(the local pool,to name one). I also love playing with the hose at my house. I love being silly. =)))))

Marley Gibson said...

I wanna go!! = )

HayleyAG said...

My favourite water spot is in Orillia, ON. My friend has a cottage out there and we do ALL the water sports over the summer. Very excited for this summer! :)

Suzanne said...

Recently went to St. Lucia. THe beaches there were gorgeous!

Llehn said...

I love the beach in the east coast of Malaysia!

spitzygirl said...

My favorite place is going to the beaches in Florida.

CrystalGB said...

My favorite water spot is Cherokee Lake in TN.
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sunnynikki said...

My favorite water spot is usually whatever water I'm in at the time! I guess my true all time favorite though is the ocean off the coast of South Carolina for the simple fact that it is home.

Angela said...

I love Santa Monica beach. Is that what its called? Went on Vacation to America few years back, and visited that beach. Love. It. Oh, lets see, two more to name. I like the little pond located at Rupert Park, and Kits Beach :)

Aik said...

I love beautiful beaches, and would love to visit Redang Island someday. Waterfalls are also one of my favourite water spots.

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