We have enjoyed some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets imaginable. No, unimaginable... I couldn't dream up a palate as saturated as the one I witness here
. The indigo ocean laps at the bright white sand until it fades to fuchsia and eventually a brilliant tiffany blue. With Montserrat in the background, where my grandmother was actually born- I feel connected. Strange as it may sound, connected to the family I love and miss.
We will be diving tomorrow and I cannot wait! The pictures from my fathers Antigua collection have been on my mind since the day we got here. I only hope the reefs have not degraded significantly in the 15+ years that have passed since those photos were taken... Off to lunch at the restaurant on the beach- Castaways. It will likely be Hawaiian Pizza, our favorite! So much for local cuisine... I'll introduce Matt to the Roti when we get to St. Johns.
Woo hoo!! Talk about a vacation... you know our friends teased us that we were going on a "honeymoon" vacation. Call it what you may, this place is beautiful. I only wish I could have seen it when my Grandma Mac grew up here. Back then the island was famous for its lush Botanical Gardens, the Cathedral in St. Johns was a masterpiece, and homes were few and far between. From pictures and stories, its wonderful to be here and hold on to a piece of her. I cannot go back, but if I could I would definitely have made the trip while Nora-Ann and Dale were still here. I am flooded with memories, and miss them very much. It is easy to see why they loved this island. Even the late Princess Diana vacationed here in Jolly Harbour!