Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cozumel-Caymans-Jamaica on RC Liberty of the Seas

The Texas School of Professional Photography sponsored a Caribbean cruise February 2019 that visited Cozumel, the Cayman Islands, and Jamaica, courtesy of the Liberty of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship.  

The first port of call was Cozumel, where we had a private party aboard a pirate ship!  This was just flat out fun and silly.  The pirates aboard fed us food and grog and we all danced... many snorkeled in the calm sea.  For really no good reason, I stayed aboard ship thinking I'd have something to photograph.  All I got was tiny bouncing heads in the water.  Lesson learned.  

Our second stop was George Town in the Caymans, a British West Indies territory.  We visited "Hell" which... well, take a look below.  

And, the Caymans glass bottom boat.  The captain of the ship donned scuba gear and went below to feed the fish.

Our last stop was Jamaica, where we visited the Green Grotto and Dunn's River Falls.

A few highlights onboard included an ice show.  And a galley tour with Sous Chef Ramone.  "Yeah Mon!"  So this is how they feed thousands of guests in three decks every day!

Until My Next Adventure,

See You On Down the Road!

... And all the photos from the trip!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Phoenix Suns and Golden State 8 Feb 2019

I covered the Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns game Friday 8 February 2019 for a Spanish publication called The Wing.  I was also at Phoenix Talking Stick Arena for a University of Arizona event celebrating alums Steve Kerr, Andre Iguodala, and Deandre Ayton.

Here is the article I submitted to The Wing:

Golden State Downs Phoenix Suns
(Photographs and story by James Gordon Patterson)

(Phoenix, Arizona - 8 February 2019) —-  The bad news is the Phoenix Suns defeat at home against the defending world champion Golden State Warriors marked the thirteenth straight loss for the home team. 

The good news for the Suns is they fought hard through the whole game to finally lose in the fourth quarter 117 to 107 after a Golden State 23 to 6 run in the fourth quarter put the game away.  

Warriors coach Steve Kerr after the game smiled but said “they outplayed us the whole night.”  

For around 200 fans, it was also University of Arizona night at Talking Stick Arena in downtown Phoenix.  After the game, Arizona graduates Steve Kerr and Deandre Ayton came down to the court after the game to talk to the Arizona Wildcat fans in attendance.  

Ayton, by the way, scored 23 points with 12 rebounds. 

With this loss, the Suns stand at 11 and 46.  Golden State is at 39 and 15.


Until My Next Adventure,

See You On Down the Road!

... And all the photos from the game!