Posts Tagged ‘beach’

the slow life

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Pacific island life is quite different from life elsewhere. Not much excitement. Actually zero excitement. The routine has not varied for the past 4 days: eat baguette for breakfast (French colonialism is delicious), spend an unknown amount of time staring at the sea, read, snorkel, read, stare at sea, eat lunch, [beer #1] read, hitch a ride to grocery store to buy more baguette, kayak, swim, [beer #2] read, [beer #3]eat an early dinner (more baguette), take refuge in bed (mosquito net), read, try to keep eyes open until acceptable bedtime (9:30). I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time doing so little, Something tells me the next island on our itinerary will have a little more action. Japan ahoy!Pacific island life is quite different from life elsewhere. Not much excitement. Actually zero excitement. The routine has not varied for the past 4 days: eat baguette for breakfast (French colonialism is delicious), spend an unknown amount of time staring at the sea, read, snorkel, read, stare at sea, eat lunch, read, hitch a ride to grocery store to buy more baguette,kayak, swim, read, eat an early dinner (more baguette), watch the crabs (what are they scurrying around for? are they really using that coconut shell as a digging instrument?), take refuge in bed (mosquito net), read, try to keep eyes open until acceptable bedtime (9:30). I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time doing so little, Something tells me the next island on our itinerary will have a little more action. Japan ahoy!

just hanging

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Haven’t even made it out of Auckland yet, but am already impressed with New Zealand. We were staying in this posh B&B in the middle of the “bush” with views of the ocean. The house was pretty much all windows, so it was like we were living in the middle of the forest. I haven’t heard that many cicadas since summer in southern Indiana.

We have spent most of our first days here hanging out with D. & M. and planning the rest of our trip to the south island. But we also managed to sneak in trips to surfing beaches, costal hikes and delicious fish and chips. Tomorrow we fly to the south island to see if New Zealand’s mountains live up to expectations.

surf ‘n turf

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Small mountains appear to snuggle up to the coast north of Valencia. That discovery was made while walking along the beach for the first time today. Definitely need to check it out. I’ve got the hiking itch that was not salved by a too-long walk home along sidewalks littered with dog shit.