Saturday, May 11, 2013

Vacation trip wrap up!!

Some of the flora. I think these are aloe plants? They just grow off of anything, the grown a tree, a rock.

 Our first visit to the beach late in the afternoon. All to ourselves!
 Seriously, a week there and we saw three other people all week. 99% of our time there it was all ours!
 Oh and the pelican's. See the fish in his throat?
 They were very entertaining.
 Some little see flora.
 When not fishing the pelican's roosted on the trees and groomed.
 I just can't believe how private out beach was! We checked out some other beaches and all had plenty of people.

 All the way at the other end there were neat little tide pools in the coral.

 I mean, really, does it get any nicer? :D

 These little birds were busy at the hummingbird feeder. Rich thought they were hummingbirds, but they are slightly larger and called bananaquits.

 View of town from our place. We rented a "kitchenette" from a home. They had four rooms available. We had THE best one with our private little deck/patio right in front of the pool with a shade roof.
 This shows our beach down the bottom of the hill.
 This fellow was at the Ritz Carlton. We "trespassed" on a few resort beaches to sit on their cushioned lawn chairs in the shade. This guy was well fed and walked up and down the beach "tormenting" the guests. The cabana boys would chase him up a tree.
 I think that is St. John in the background.

 This one was at another resort beach, but up in the trees, camouflaged.

 Kind of human looking eyes!

 The seagulls all looked like this. Small and tern-like.
 These tiny lizards were everywhere. Colby would have been INSANE chasing them on the path to the beach, or off the grounds around the pool.

 This adorable yellow capped night heron hung out one day.

 Roosting pelican.
 Our private beach!!!! This was the very farthest spot where the coral was and the awesome tide pools were.
 I took these through the tide pool water!

 I tried like heck to get the pelicans in their dives.

 One day this guy shows up and tosses his net out. Pulls it up a minute later full of fish. Probably for bait?
 Rich, skinny dipping.
 We did get rain one day.

 They don't recycle and the home owners just toss their bottles over the side of the drive way. He said to Rich he was "building the bank". What???? It was odd. We would be sitting on the deck and hear smashing glass.

 The mangos were ripe! Each morning she came out and picked some.
 The diving pelicans.

We just had the best time. The travel there is brutal. 12 hours total from the time leaving the house to the time arriving there. I hate that part of it. But, it was really the nicest spot. I just could not believe how private it was. We rented a car and driving around was INSANE!! They drive on the left, but the driver is still on the left, so as a passenger it is FREAKY!!!! And the roads are narrow, winding and in horrible shape. And up and down big hills constantly. And there is no "island time" when on the roads. Everyone is in a hurry and love to honk at you! INSANE!!!!

Arrived home late last night. The dogs were beside themselves with glee!!! Our housesitter had the house tidy and clean. He even ran the vacuum!! What a pleasant surprise that was!!! :D The animals all seemed happy and content.

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