Christie Brinkley is having the time of her life as she escapes the devastating New York coronavirus pandemic while staying at her home in the Caribbean.
The 66-year-old Sports Illustrated model shared images on Monday from her new adventure in a mangrove – tropical vegetation in seawater on the coast -.
The star wore a bathing suit while viewing marine wildlife with her daughter Sailor’s beau Ben Sosne and son Jack’s supermodel girlfriend Nina Agdal.
Fun in the Caribbean: Christie Brinkley was seen in a strapless swimsuit on Monday
The drive to the mangrove: here the SI model can be seen with her son Jack
Beautiful view in the sun: The supermodel was in a mangrove, which is tropical vegetation in seawater on the coast
Christie wore a strapless swimsuit with shorts as she shared several photos from the day.
“In response to the call of the wilderness, we set out on a mangrove adventure!” said the Cover Girl model.
#mangrovestothedoctor lol! As we paddled through the mangrove jungle it got thicker and the passageways got so narrow our paddles wouldn’t fit!
Pals: The star was watching some of the marine life with her daughter Sailor’s beau Ben Sosne and her son Jack’s supermodel girlfriend Nina Agdal.
One of the locals: she also encountered some beautiful high legged birds. She said: ‘I saw a bird so big it only fits in stories’
‘And there were huge cobwebs to dive under, not always with success! Much laughter and screaming followed! ‘added the Instagram favorite.
I nearly went overboard escaping a spider that landed by my leg. We saw weird jellyfish, huge barracudas, and I saw a bird so big that it only fits in stories. ‘
And earlier, Christie was seen all in red cycling along the coast.
Another pin-up: and before, Christie was seen all in red cycling along the coast
Shore is beautiful: she walked along a beach in the Caribbean where she has been on vacation since the New Year
Earlier this month, the Vacation actress was seen in a bikini top walking along a beach in the Caribbean.
She was joined by her daughter Sailor and Sailor’s friend.
The siren showed off her abs as she had on a teal triangle bikini top.
The Manhattan native, who used to date John Mellencamp, added black shorts that showed off her toned legs.
A straw hat tried to keep the sun out of her eyes when she added a silver watch.
Sea life works for her: The swimsuit model was featured in this black suit last week
‘Tidal pools, coral reefs, marine life, coastal flora in danger of extinction, like the local Thatch Palms here, threatened by rising tides … all things we can now help save by rejoining the Paris Agreement, said the stunner in her caption.
The Vogue cover girl added, ‘These things are all integral to a strong economy as they provide a livelihood from tourism to fishing. Everything is interconnected. ‘
“I hope some of our healing as a nation heals our planet as well. #heartshapedtidepool. ‘
This comes a week after Christie revealed that she received a hip replacement to fix a nagging injury sustained in a 1994 helicopter crash.
Still a pin-up: the holiday actress was seen in a bikini top and shorts while at the beach
A good looking woman: the bikini top was teal and the shorts were black
‘New year, new hip. Yep, that’s a band-aid on my hip, ‘Brinkley wrote in the post that began with a photo of the legendary supermodel on the side of a boot with a bandage around her hip.
Brinkley went on to say that her hip pain got worse every year.
Eventually, the injury got so bad that doctors strongly recommended that she undergo a hip replacement.
’12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced, but the surgery was daunting! And I had things to do! the Michigan resident reminded herself, which turned out to be her way of delaying the inevitable.
New hip: mom of three revealed she had to undergo hip replacement 12 years ago, but postponed it due to anxiety and busy schedule
But then, like so many others in the past 10 months, the COVID-19 pandemic shook up Brinkley’s world and she finally decided to take the time to “do something about the pain that had gradually affected my decisions.”
Last Thanksgiving, the mother of three put those thoughts into action and underwent surgery, which she says gave her enough time to dance in her kitchen on New Year’s Eve.
“And today I put on my long fins and explored the coral reefs propelled by my new hip!” she shared along with some photos of her ocean escapades while snorkeling.
It was at this point that Brinkley encouraged her 659,000 fans and followers to take charge of their own health and wellness.
I’m writing all of this to say, if you’ve been putting off something that could improve your well-being, but are hesitant out of some sort of fear, I suggest learning as much as you can about the process and the results and expectations. I have found the best doctor for my circumstances and voila! ‘
And in the end, the results of the surgery seem better than expected.
‘I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did this,’ she confessed before adding, ‘now I can focus on recovering my fitness and rebuilding my strength. Never too old to get hip! ‘
Breakthrough Star: Brinkley achieved worldwide acclaim for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, which began in the late 1970s; she is pictured during a photo shoot in April 1977
The near-tragedy of the helicopter crash occurred while she was on a skiing vacation with five others in Telluride, Colorado.
Amazingly, after five hours, they were all rescued from 12,800 feet up a mountain by another helicopter, according to the Associated Press.
Brinkley achieved worldwide fame with her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, which began in the late 1970s.
Her meteoric rise in the modeling industry would eventually lead to a long career calling her one of the original supermodels.