Our last day in St. Lucia was one of mixed feelings. We were sad to be giving up the preciousness of carefree living (especially in such close proximity to the water), but also ready to get back and start “normal” life again. The morning we left, we sat in a lovely gazebo overlooking the clear waters toward Haunted Hermit Crab Island (clever, eh?). All of a sudden I noticed a hummingbird buzzing around the red flowers growing nearby. It was the size of a sparrow with iridescent blue and green on its body…absolutely stunning. I couldn’t get a good shot of him, but here is his silhouette. Cute curved beak.
It’s no secret, I love a good amphibian. These little geckos and lizards all over the place were ADORBS!!! So I got really excited when this tiny guy just sidled on over and let me go all papparazzi on his little green self.
He’s really workin’ it. I could tell he was into it when he peeked around the corner all sultry-like.
But all good things must come to an end and he ended up slinking away, but I stole a few more pieces of his soul before he left.
The camouflage of nature is something I never cease to be amazed by.
One last shot of us drugged up on dramamine before getting onto our crazy roller coaster shuttle ride. As you can see, the gift shop behind us was having a blowout sale.
My thoughts on St. Lucia…overall, I’m really glad we went there. Our resort was quiet for the most part, and even though the beaches at the other two Sandals were nicer, this place had a very comfortable, down to earth feeling about it that made us glad to come back to it at night. St. Lucia has always been on my list of places to go because I imagined hiking in the rain forest and discovering all kinds of animals and flowers. My biggest regret from this trip is not doing the nature hike excursion. We would have had to cancel something else, so it wouldn’t have worked out. We also couldn’t get into the party vibe everywhere we went. About the most excitement Rob and I can handle is going to a bar or a show. This whole “dance your ass off, we here to party, Mon” thing wasn’t working for us. There wasn’t a time when we were looking at the water and didn’t hear the thumping of dance music in the background, but it didn’t stop us from appreciating where we were. Plus, if you snorkel, it muffles the sound. The pollution on the island is disconcerting and I hope in future years more awareness is raised as to the impact it has on the ocean and the environment. However, for a honeymoon, it worked out. We were forced to relax, to enjoy spending time with each other, and to get back to a normal, less stressed state before returning to our pets and our jobs. It lasted for a minute.
We stressed ourselves out again tonight when we sat down to try and formulate a plan of attack for redoing our kitchen. It’s going to be a nightmare. Don’t worry, readers, I will drag you along every inch of the nightmare with me so you can experience all the ups and downs of home repair when we are brave enough to get started. I have some friends on Facebook who are redoing parts of their homes and I want details!!! The occasional pic here and there of an entire room torn up is such a tease! Our plan of attack is to formulate another plan of attack after our friends visit in October. That’s all we could handle for now.