Bavaro Princess, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Adult Green Heron (Butorides virescens) - Punta Cana - 2009

Bavaro Princess, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The first day in Punta Cana was arrival day so I spent the day flying, arriving, checking in, unpacking, finding the restaurants, and wandering along the beach.

Lying around on a beach all day is not my style – I prefer wandering around with a 300mm lens and photographing wildlife. Walking up and down a beach with a 300mm lens among bikini-clad sun worshippers can get me into more trouble than looking for wildlife so I tend to look for wildlife when carrying the 300mm. Continue reading

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Sunwing plane arrives for boarding - Ottawa, Ontario - Punta Cana trip - 2009

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (location)

Graeme and I decided that Dominican Republic would be an interesting place to visit. So we shopped around and found that Sunwing was offering a discounted ticket for an all-inclusive stay at the Bavaro Princess so, as the plane arrived to whisk us away, we were thinking warmth and sunny beaches. (Ottawa +2C, Punta Cana +30C)

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Blau Varadero – Cuba

Blau Veradero, Cuba

I was down for a simple get-away week to relax and just have some fun (Location).

Of note: a hurricane hit the other half of the island while I was there so the weather was great for photography, less so for ocean and beach fun (I didn’t mind). I took my Nikon D80 and a Canon Digital P&S which I had borrowed from my brother:

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Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Playa del Carmen - Beach

Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The beach beckons, but my reason for traveling to Playa del Carmen had nothing to do with the beaches. I was running out of storage space on my CF cards and wanted to have my photos transferred to a CD so that I could just keep on shooting. (Location)
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