Published: June 28th 2012June 28th 2012
Another sunrise, another new beginning
There is just nothing as beautiful as seeing the sun rise over the ocean, with fingers of light playing through apricot clouds. Soon it will be a searing blue sky and the beach will come alive with music and people. (this is a photo over the Carribean I took, Al's pics will surely be better.)
It is quiet right now, a little past 7 am and the gardeners are sweeping the walkways and pruning the plants and cleaning the infinity pool & Jacuzzi. The colors of the plants and flowers here are spectacular; lush, vivid, blooming - makes you want to open your mouth and take a bite into the riches of this place called Playa. They take such loving care of this place and it shows. I wave to them, and try to have some pesos handy to show my appreciation for their efforts which is always graciously received by them (the gift of money; one size fits all!)
It's already hot and humid as you'd expect (probably much the same as Ottawa) with it being 29C today with a humidex of 41C. While I quietly sip my coffee while looking out at the waves crashing inwards feeling a warm breeze on my face, I note the fishing boats heading out for the day. This is my favorite time of the day, very peaceful; nature at its very best with the birds singing, the palm trees swaying, and the ocean waves lapping at the shore; both hypnotizing and relaxing.
I think if the ocean could be set to music it would be to the German composer's Pachelbel's Canon in D. Simple but complicated, repetitive yet ever changing and builds near the end.
I realize and muse about how much water has always fascinated me, as early on as I can remember as a little kid. On a rainy day I could be found jumping in puddles with my face turned up to the sky loving every little drop that splattered my face. I still love a rainy day...And given any chance to be in water, to dive into a clear lake I've taken, and now the ocean has its enchanting powers over me (and I'm enjoying dips in the infinity pool that looks like it's falling straight into the sea!)
Soon I will hear the patter of little feet, (Ava & Rory) coming to snuggle up with me and ask if pancakes are on the menu. OR if we can go next door and get a Frusion (a fusion of fresh fruit & creamy yogurt smoothie). There's so much choice here; we can have cereal we picked up at Walmart or we can get a cheap breakie anywhere on the beach at the many cafes.
I think since this is our first day here we'll relax, take a walk and plan our adventures of scuba diving (Al) hoping he'll see these rare whale sharks that migrate here this time of year, snorkeling, and hitting one of the Disney type archeological parks...to zipline, cliff jump, and float down a lazy river on a tube. Kelsey who has joined us on this trip (neighbor & family friend!) hasn't seen some of what we've seen so it'll be fun to see things through her eyes for the first time.
Today I hope to read 2 pages of my new book finally :) while I sip something cold, while at the same time will keep one eye on the kids. Despite starting my blog on a "philosophical note", now I'll end on a practical note...Here's hoping there's no reallllly annoying kid here who starts banging a water noodle in the pool, or crying and whining the WHOLE time they are at the pool. As you all know from past blogs they are attracted to me like mustard to a bologna sandwich. Stay tuned :) "The deep roar of the ocean. Greetings, waves of greetings, sliding back down into the inarticulate, words breaking together." PS thanks for leaving a comment; good to hear from some of you (read below) more pics to come. Oh and Jo, if you hit "previous entry" at the bottom you can see my previous blogs!