Monday, June 27, 2011

flashback

SPRING WEDDING SEASON IS OVER PRAISE GOD!
I feel broken and exhausted. And so in my dumpy hot apartment under the slight breeze of a dust encrusted ceiling fan I revisit my old vacation photos...

This is the deserted beach called Playuela on the island of Vieques where in February I rolled in the surf, a solo interpretation of the Wicked Game video sans swimsuit...because what else do you do on a deserted beach?

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My sister Jess and I collected seashells and washed up coral

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We cooked a lot of huevos rancheros and drank mango juice

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We saw lots of wild ponies. Just out there doing their pony thing

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We explored ancient ruins without the recommended tour guide

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Got lost. Ran from swarming wasps. I learned about Jesse's fear of spiders in a rather dramatic jungle performance.

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lighthouse

We hiked out to an 18th century lighthouse

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and crawled inside.
You go first
No, you go first

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The view from the top and you couldn't see no body in sight:

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We rented a jeep and jeeped around to all the secret beaches.

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We borrowed some snorkle gear and explored the shallow coral reefs. I felt like we were in the Little Mermaid. Until we ran into a piranha. He just sat there and looked at us. Stuck to seashelling after that..

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We bummed around in town, catching internet connections where we could and buying more cans of goya beans and bananas

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I drank coffee in a hammock every morning and every evening. Watch the sunset over the hills.

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Re-reading the Nin diaries, boring myself with The Castle, and writing postcards that I never sent...

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20 comments:

Nidhi said...

sounds fantastic! I have been known to send postcards that arrived long after I did...

Nidhi said...

ps. I want to go to there...

TERI REES WANG said...

Wild.
I missed it. Where.. where.. where.. exactly?
We all need to go there.
Cheers!

Susan said...

Wow. That's more about your trip than I heard when you returned. Looks wonderful. Time to plan the next vacation.

M

Lisa said...

Having serious vacation lust right now.

monica said...

Sarah,

A) you are a magnificent photographer.

B) You wrote a really funny post about air conditioning last summer. This summer buy yourself one! You won't regret it, and your flowers will last longer!

C) in San Francisco, you wouldn't need one...

just sayin'

Monica

Anonymous said...

piranha's are fresh water fish :P

Carola said...

Lovely photos of a lovely vacation!
kiss from my winter garden.

Carola

Miz.November said...

Next time, take me with you! That sounds like the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.

Sarah said...

anon; maybe it was a lizard fish. it was evil looking.

shedilly said...

I hope you can find that fresh breeze, sandy roll, mango sweet, sister love place inside yourself. Try a bamboo wind chime, wrap skirt and flower in your hair re creation of those days. I could help.

An said...

sigh. wish i could be there now! looks so beautiful. thanks for that!

D said...

Make a limited edition soap in honor of your FAN-TAB-U-LOUS trip!!! know u can do it, Susan...:D

elisvermeulen said...

:) what a perfect post.

Jen J. said...

Awesome! I'm actually going to Vieques for the second time in August with my husband and a few friends. It's such a special little island! I had such a wonderful and relaxing vacation there the last time we went...we barely saw anyone on the beaches. This time I hope to kayak through some Mangrove and jump into the Bio Bay at night, which lights up because of tiny little micro-organisms. My boss owns a house there that you can rent out that is just wonderful (and there are delicious mango/citrus trees on the property...amazing!): http://thefruittrees.com/

Li said...

I was married there! You probably encountered a barracuda. They have an underbite and they like to stare.

Sarah said...

li! your probably right, a barracuda. i'll never forget that mean looking fucker
although i understand their not that dangerous

Amanda (Dear Frances) said...

ahhh - lovely post - thanks for the bit of escapism. A vacation is one thing, a tropical vacation is quite unlike all others. And there has to be an art project screaming to be made involving postcards purchased and written while on vacation, but never sent.

Jacquelyn Nolen said...

Nice Collection! Looks like a beautiful place. The white building with all the ironwork is very cool. You got skillz!!!

Amy said...

so beautiful! i actually just planned a trip in february to culebra, another island off puerto rico. these photos are getting me so excited