My trip will end where it began, I leave for Miami tomorrow and will stay at my brother's high-rise apartment for a night with him and his new partner before heading back to Asheville.
We have done the usual snorkeling, turtle sighting, and catamaran jaunts. Our evenings filled with laughter, talks about politics, foosball and Euchre. Days with Paddleboarding, sight seeing and eaten all kinds of tasty foods that includes an afternoon high tea. Last night I had Barracuda for dinner, which was incredibly delicious even though I woke this morning thinking of how I am trying to steer toward a more vegetarian gluten and dairy free diet, a high order here. We’ve gorged on gourmet Green Monkey chocolates and macaroons (or at least one of us has).
We've listened to the stories of Rihanna, Simon Cowell and Tiger Woods from the natives’ who describes one as beloved and the others less so. The warnings from the hotel staff across the way about the guests that don’t listen and go out too far on the paddleboards or sail with impending bad weather approaching. We've heard about one specific country with an influx of new travelers who are the rudest guests, described as crazy surprisingly not those from the States. They seem indifferent, even friendly towards us. The driving is challenges as not only have we had to navigate new terrain but remember to drive on the other side of the road. My son in law seems especially deft at this and we have left most of the driving up to him.
Mid week I stepped on something a sea urchin(?) and ended up with pain that resembled a broken toe and bee sting that lasted most of a day. Dr. Cool a self described Rastafarian worked on it for $25 on the beach massaging and putting aloe on it. I am still wobbly but less so as the week nears an end.
Teaches discernment. Slow and methodical, she shows how to maneuver with tenacity and patience. Nothing is impossible when Urchin is guiding you. Urchin will teach this balance of rough and tender. Evolution, metamorphosis and new developments are highlighted with Sea Urchin medicine. She teaches ways of extracting information out of the rubble of the mind and of day to day activities. Care of your feet, physical movement and grounding properties hallmark Urchin's meaning.