Did someone order a lobster?

Because I sure look like one. Back from the trip to Kleine Curacao and waiting for my hair to dry before I go out and find some dinner. I don’t have high expectations because since I don’t eat seafood, I am not really experiencing flavorful food in the local restaurants. This is partly why I am still making my own dinners on vacation, not that different from home πŸ˜‰

Kleine Curacao was great. We had rough seas this morning, going against the eastern current so there were alot of people “feeding the fish” as they call it when you throw up over the side. I didn’t get seasick and kind of enjoyed the wild water. When we arrived at the island, you had the choice to go to shore by zodiac or jump off the side. You can guess which one I did πŸ™‚ It was exhilarating and would have been the perfect opportunity for a tremendous cannonball – which I only realized after I jumped. Next time, cannonball!

The water here really is that blue, like a postcard. Unfortunately, with the rain and wind today, snorkeling wasn’t great. I know there must have been fish since I watched theΒ pair of pelicans make their dives but I didn’t see any. Instead, I gave in to swimming in the ocean and enjoying the feeling of tiny little person in the enormous world of Mother Nature. I picked up my lawn chair and parked it under the shade of the map and spent the day going back and forth between the chair and the ocean. Not a bad way to spend your day πŸ˜‰ Despite my best efforts and sunblock that left me with the color of a zombie, I got a pretty good burn. I’m more than resembling a lobster. Funny how all through the day I was monitoring it and thinking “wow, you are doing a really great job not getting burned”.

I’ve got plans to explore the island tomorrow and end the day at Porto Mari beach to watch the sunset. I figure I have a full tank of gas in the sporty little Kia Picanto and since the island is pretty small, I should at least make one trip around it! It reminds me of Iceland in that there is one major road that goes around the whole island, so no matter what, you can’t really get that lost. You can get sidetracked because as I look at the map (a big colorful paper one) I think of places that I would like to stop. I’ll let you know where I ended up.

Strangely enough, the boat ride over gave me alot of time to think. I needed to stay pretty deep in my thoughts because I am a contact barfer. If I see someone else throwing up, I get the urge as well. And I did not want to feed the fish. I was thinking about other vacations, other times and other people. I was a little verklemmt as they say on Saturday Night Live. Luckily, no one noticed it behind my sunglasses πŸ˜‰

During the shady moments, I finished my book and watched the hermit crabs and chameleons go about their business. It seems like a pretty carefree existence, being busy with getting food, basking in the sun and generally taking things one step at a time. I am so sure there is a lesson in there somewhere πŸ˜‰


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