I have started this sentence 3 different times, what I really want to say is OMG, the Caribbean, but in a more lyrical fashion.
The hell with it, OMG the Caribbean.
The water was warm, the water was blue, the water was green, then it was blue again.
There were Flamboyant trees and handkerchief trees, jasmine everywhere there wasn't bougainvillaea, coconuts, clusters of red dates, yellow cedars, chickens with no known residences, iguanas ( can you hear me scream), ripe, ripe watermelon, herds of goats, and a constant temperature of 85degrees. Oh, and there was a pool.
Wake up it's 85, go to bed it's 85.
I used up a 70 SPF tube of sunscreen, I bought a hat as big as a Volkswagen Bug and wore it everywhere except to sleep and shower.
The mosquitoes are carrying some nasty virus so after a layer of sunscreen, came a layer of bug spray, then more sunscreen, then more bug spray. Layer after layer, hour after hour, all the while wearing the big hat.
The only time I was free was in the shower. Then after moisturizing and throwing on a little dress for dinner came, you guessed it, more bug spray.
Deet. The official perfume of St. Thomas.
We had a day on a boat, 9 of us and the Captain, going from beach to beach, St. Johns for lunch, then a last ride to swim with sea turtles. It was my first full day there and I was in total fear of the sun. I was in head to toe beach burka, which I only removed for lunch and swimming.
But when we got back to the house and all jumped in the pool, cold drinks in hand and stood staring out at the water, I truly relaxed, I was in the zone.
My IPad wouldn't work, I couldn't get email on my phone, all I had was the ability to text and IG.
The Universe: once again taking care of me.
I used my eyes more than my camera, but I did get a few shots of the handkerchief trees on the Villas property.
This is what is known as a teaser.
Next up: the Villa.
I was in the Caribbean and its water was blue, then green, then blue again.