Hidden Beaches

Trying to keep last nights post under novel length, I left out the part about a beautiful little beach we found on the way out to Point Udall yesterday. It looks like at one point it may have been a state operated facility, but it now looks like Maria had her way with the place, and it has been left to the wayside – at least for now. About a 1/2 mile of gorgeous sand beach with a beautiful view of Buck Island National park. A couple of pictures below that I took while we stood and admired the view. That is just one of the things I’m looking forward to discovering this island. Hidden little beaches like that, that you can have pretty much to yourself whenever you. It will be fun to be able to take family and friends who visit us to those kind of beaches, so they can have the entire beach to themselves if they want.

Buck Island National park is another area I am looking forward to exploring and getting to know. I have read a lot about it, but now want to romp and climb around on it and see it first hand. We have a lot of different places and attractions to check out as we begin to explore our new home. As I said earlier – it looks a lot like Southern Indiana in some spots – grass yards and pastures and many trees like the kind back in Indiana, it’s just these apparently never loose their leaves. Another tidbit of information I need to confirm.

Still haven’t made it into the water yet, snorkeling or SCUBA – but that’s coming soon enough. Still focusing mostly on finding a permanent place to live. That and getting over this damn cough. Locals are telling us “everybody” on the island has that cough now. They say it is a week or so to get over it. We had one local tell us about local remedy. I had to try it~! It is called Honeyman – Ingredients are: Honey, Bee pollen, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic, Ginger and cloves.  It actually does a pretty good job. You take a spoonful whenever coughing kicks back in (usually after about 2-3 hours) Only thing is – you have to take it……. and forcing it into your mouth becomes a challenge sometimes. It’s not quite thick enough to chew and just thick enough that swallowing it is a challenge, but swallowing it is definitely the least distasteful way to take it. A small bottle of it is $26.00 – but so far worth every penny…..

Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow. I have not watched a football game all season – not even a news clip.  I’ve been arguing with myself about watching the Super Bowl. I haven’t missed any Super Bowl games other than a couple of times in the military when I didn’t get to watch it because of an assignment. Decided that I would turn the game on and if any of those !@#$%^&*  take a knee during the Anthem – I’ll turn the game off or I’ll watch something else. To hell with them. (provided I get a signal strong enough to even get the game)

Good night ya’ll — thankx for stopping in~~~

Buck Island

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Hidden Beaches”

  1. Bro Bill!

    So glad to hear you seem to be improving on your illness and the Queen is as well.

    Am also glad to see you are keeping you ‘Captain’s Log’ (even though I don’t think that rank was ever one of you considerations) up-to-date. Brother, you do seem to have a way with words and the touch of old Rock and Western music makes great intros in to the days adventures.

    So you don’t consider yourselves ‘visitors’? Nomads, maybe? Just remember these few words:
    Fly fishing is done for catching flying fish:
    And leave the Crabs on the beach and don’t take hem back in your skivies.

    Let the sea breeze blow the sand off Your body? Keep the sun at Your back. Whether Your glass is half full or half empty, there still something to be drank in there. And be on the look-out for pop-tops, as to not cut Your heels.

    Later, Brother.

    1. Hey Bro~! good to hear from again~! Yep – me and my Queen are on the mend and feeling much better, just can’t shake than damn cough – but we’ll get there.
      Glad you like my intro’s…. I have been getting a lot of fun comments on them and it makes me happy people are enjoying my stuff. Up against a pretty good challenge right now with the whole internet thing right now. Most of the time, I can’t even get onto FB or my blog… hopefully that won’t last too awful long. Sounds like you’ve got a few good sayings up your sleeve as well….. hope you don’t mind if I use one once in a awhile ; )
      Good to hear from you again Brother – I hope you and yours are doing well.

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