Rum & Red Stripe
So, so, so many Red Stripes. So, so much rum.
Actually, I ate so much my first week, I couldn’t stomach anymore the second week!
New Friends, Frizzy Hair & Lobster Photobombs
All three in one photo!
A Hurricane, More Or Less
Technically, I don’t think it qualified as a hurricane, but I’ve never experienced such loud and aggressive rain before. It leaked in through the roof of our accommodation and had the windows banging so loudly that I woke up shouting!
Finally Getting A Piña Colada
I asked everywhere we went, and either no one had the ingredients, or the bar tender was not working. When we got to our weekend R&R resort, I finally had success!
Island Animals, Of Course
I was warned on day one not to touch the animals, but of course, I didn’t listen. I dealt with and touched some pretty extreme mange in Malawi. I was basically invincible. YOLO.
Just like the animals, I couldn’t help myself. I ended up having one of my funnest dives that day. I know you’re not supposed to touch anything unless your guide gives you the go-ahead, and this guy had me handling all sorts of things, most notably a big squishy sea cucumber!
Loneliness & Sunsets
Who wouldn’t pine for their guy when the sky looks like this and 5 years of long distance breaks you just a little?
OF COURSE… Optometry
Because officially, that’s why I went to Jamaica in the first place.
And now, I’m done with the heat for the foreseeable future. I spent roughly three months between Malawi, Zambia, Qatar and Jamaica, and now I’ve settled down on Vancouver Island. I will be here in the mist and cool rain until Christmas, recharging my batteries. After all those Red Stripes, the first step in resetting myself is to go dry for a bit. Today is day 6, and I’m feeling fine. Have you ever gone dry? For how long?