Friday, September 5, 2008
Hi to Everyone,
Some asked us where we vacation when we live in the Caribbean. Well, we live about 1 1/2 miles, as a bird flies, from the sea. I know, that seems very close. You have to consider the placement of where we live. We live 1 mile UPHILL from the hospital. This is quite a hike as we all can tell you. You work up a sweat and are exhausted, especially if you do it in the day with the hot sun beating down on you! I think the sun is closer here or something. Also, we do not have a car to drive when we want to go somewhere. So, we must walk or wait for a local transport to come by. May be never, just depends on their whim.
Anywhere on the island, you are no more than 7 miles from the sea, as the bird flies. But those miles could be closer to 30 just to get to a beach that a person is able to bathe at.
Many of the beaches here are rock beaches and have terrific surf that would pull in and drown an excellent swimmer. So, we have to pick where we go if we don't want to be fish bait.
Our vacation took us to the North part of the island to some beach cottages that are on a mild beach known for its swimming and snorkeling. We have been there numerous times and have enjoyed it every time.
The picture at the top of this blog is a star fruit tree, or carambola. We were allowed to pick of the varied fruit at the property. The place is called Picard Beach Cottages if any are interested.
Our friends who were attending Ross University in Picard are gone now, so we will be going to the beach up there much less. Carson, Larissa, and Azriah are now in Miami for USMLE and fifth semester. In December they will go back to Canada.
If you want to look at more pictures, you can go to our web album http://picasaweb.google.com/tscarlile
This must be all for now.