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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Around the World in 30 Days -- Day One

"On the Edge of Night" MMSikes
Around the World in 30 Days is the topic of my blog for the Blogger A to Z Challenge this month. The Passenger to Paradise loves beautiful and fascinating travel destinations. The Caribbean island of Anguilla is one of her favorites. She last visited the island several years ago when it was more exotic and difficult to reach than it appears to be today. At the time, the Passenger took a catamaran day trip from Simpson Bay on Sint Maarten to Anguilla. The vessel anchored off the coast of the island, and the passengers climbed into a small boat that carried them close to shore. Unfortunately, as he waded toward shore, one of the passengers dropped his 35mm camera into the rough waves that pounded the shoreline.

For the Passenger, a fantasy aura seemed to fall over the island which was quiet and not nearly so populated as Sint Maarten. Some of the resort properties she visited that day possessed the exquisite appearance of miniature wonderland palaces. Ever since that visit, the Passenger has dreamed of returning. Perhaps one day she will ...

14 comments:

Francene said...

Love the Carribean. Charm hovers in the air. Let's go back in our dreams.

Cindy Dwyer said...

What a beautiful picture. I want to jump on a plane right now.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. I've never been to the Caribbean .. but the knowledge about Sin Maarten and its history and the many other beautiful tropical islands - are always a strong lure ..

Cheers Hilary

Manzanita said...

Oh oh, dropping one's camera in the drink is not a good way to enter paradise. Have fun.

Chuck said...

So weird to read about the camera incident. When I went to Fiji last year a friend of ours had received a new DSLR from his parents for Christmas. Not having it even 6 months. The last day in Fiji as we were boarding the boat to get off the island, he dunked his camera in the water. Ruined the camera and lost dozens of pictures he had not backed up. I felt so bad.

Monti said...

Francene, the Caribbean is fabulous. I love spending a week on some island and enjoying the exotic quiet of it all.

Thanks for visiting.

Monti said...

Thank you, Cindy. I love sunset photos but if I'm really enjoying the sight I forget to take pictures!

Monti said...

Hi Hilary,

So good to have you drop in. Sint Maarten is a favorite island, but it's way more congested than I like.
Still, I long to return.

Monti said...

Manzanita, thanks for commenting. I felt so sorry for that man, but I held on to my own camera even tighter!

Monti said...

Hi Chuck, I suspect that many cameras are ruined or lost like that. Sad. Even worse to lose photos you can never retake!

Thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth Twist said...

Hi Monti! Great theme for A-Z. I can't wait to see where you take us this month.

Dusty said...

Greetings! You're the first blog below me on the list! You did a great job describing the experience, it makes me want to visit there myself! Good luck this April! Have a great day! Bye.

Dusty
droschefamily.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like an awesome place!

Pearson Report said...

Hi Monti - What a lovely "A" post and intriguing tale - it makes me wonder what is coming next.

Until B...

Jenny @ Pearson Report
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.