Updates from Red Frog Beach

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Updates from Red Frog Beach

It’s been two weeks and I am sick of sand getting in our tent. That musty smell of your clothes when they reside in a high humidity environment for far too long. My ankles are covered in sand fly bites- the bugs here are relentless. I’ve discovered that I no longer have a fear of [...]

Sand & Sea: Life on a quiet beach

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Sand & Sea: Life on a quiet beach

The sea. The sand. The surf. A tiny resort with a solar system and a few rainwater pumps. A camping tent, a swarm of lightning bugs, and a choir of tropical animals that lull the non-nocturnal to sleep each evening. A daily bout of sun, and a daily rush of tropical rain. A setting where [...]

Thanksgiving on Isla Bastimentos

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Thanksgiving on Isla Bastimentos

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! We’re happy to report that we’ve found some temporary work here in Bocas del Toro. Our next few weeks may bring fewer posts, but we’ll try and keep everyone updated as much as possible. We are staying on the beautiful island of Bastimentos, on a quiet beach hidden in the dense rainforest. [...]

Barbados: the best for last

Over the Atlantic

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Barbados: the best for last

This was our fourth and final port destination during our transatlantic cruise. As with the other ports, we had limited time. We’re writing about each place to give an overview of our brief visits. Barbados was great- it was accessible and the beach was beautiful and untouched. I can’t wait to come back one day [...]

Antigua: Under Restoration

Over the Atlantic

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Antigua: Under Restoration

This was the third of our four port stops during our transatlantic crossing. Our island visits were short and offered only brief glimpses of each place, so our observations are limited. Antigua is noticeably less touristic than our previous port. The island is smaller than we pictured it. The rocky hills plummeting down into the [...]

St. Maarten

Over the Atlantic

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St. Maarten

This is the second of our four stops during our transatlantic crossing. Our island visits were short and offered only brief glimpses of each place, so our observations are limited. Our first port stop on the Caribbean side of the Atlantic was St. Maarten- an island that is half French, and half Dutch. The curious [...]

Inspiration Seaside

The ocean inspires contemplation. No matter who you are, the sheer vastness of the one place on earth we know the least about is something that will inspire. For me, it’s more wondrous than space. I forget this so easily– and returning to the shoreline has felt like a walk on the moon. We’re in [...]

Scenes from a beachside restaurant, part II

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Scenes from a beachside restaurant, part II

Our final days at the beach brought an untimely arrival of heavy wind and rain. Luckily the open air restaurant that had become our mainstay had a covering that didn’t leak too much. Dave was sleeping in, so I found myself wandering down to the ocean to lose another day to a book and a [...]