We got dressed and walked through the garden
to the pool to pick up our beach towels.
Then, we headed down the path past the models of Chattel Houses
to the beach to claim our chairs and an umbrella to protect us from the brilliant Carribean sun.
The aqua water rolled onto the powdery white sand and kicked up spray when it hit some coral rocks.
We walked down the beach, hand in hand,
getting our feet sticky in the wet sand,
to this pink hotel, called Southern Palms.
We ate breakfast there each morning.
Because of their Anglican heritage, the Bajan people keep their Christmas decorations up through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th (as we do at home).
Bright, Carribean colors covered their Christmas trees.
I especially loved the handmade, sea themed wreaths
at Southern Palms, crafted of driftwood and shells.
We ate breakfast al fresco, over looking the beach and next to the pristine pool.
Then, we headed back to our lounge chairs,
to while away the day basking in the warmth, and the light, and the peace.
Wishing you every blessing in this New Year,