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El Jeffe (I Know That Should Be La Jeffa Or Something But Nobody Told Me The First Day Or Two!)

Today started off so lovely and relaxing. Maikol & Elias showed up with fresh coconuts that they picked off a tree which was seriously welcome treat for us. The others had all planned a relaxing day but I decided to set off and proper explore the beach.

As soon as I made it to the beach you can guess what happened. The clouds began to roll in. I could see a storm brewing on the horizon, so I walked along the beach in the opposite direction.

It was great to see the same beach I had patrolled last night but in the light of day. Such a difference. For a start, I did not stumble over any loose rocks or lose my flip flops in the rain flows coming down off from the mountains.

I also finally saw the marker that the girls kept talking about that marks the end of the patrol.

Coralia Sees A Fresh Coconut With Her Name On It
Its a big rock with a white painting of a turtle on it. How I didnt see that last night I will never know, it couldn't be a clearer sign even if I tried.

I walked for a few minutes after this before the rain came down. When the rain finally came, it came hard and fast. I was soaked before I could even think about where my raincoat was. (It was hanging on the coat hook in the station house).

I spent the rest of the evening just lazing around the station house with the others. The rain was fairly heavy outside so I could not do anything even if I wanted to. I started reading one of Sarah's books by Bill Bryson about how he hiked the Appalachian Trail which stretches for most of the length of the US. He describes it in such detail and with such emotion that I was able to feel how much he truly enjoyed it.

Beach Combers
Honestly I now home to do this trail someday, perhaps not the full 6 months of hiking but certainly do some of it.

I was on late patrol tonight with Sarah so we decided to get a little sleep before going out. I swear I had only put my head down by the time she was knocking on my door to leave. I was not a happy bunny. On the bright side, however, the rain had finally left us and with it went the clouds. This was the clearest starry sky I had possibly ever seen in my life. So beautiful.

We had to sit down for a little while due to the tides so we took advantage of this to lie down and take in the stars properly, listening to the waves rolling onto the beach and not a poacher in sight...this place truly is heavenly...

derekbilldaly says:
Yeah?? Sweet I'll look into getting that after Christmas so. He certainly has an interesting way of looking at things. The Brief History of Everything was another good one
Posted on: Dec 17, 2008
oldschoolbill says:
Bill Bryson is Great!! Try The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. I just finished it, Laugh Out Loud look at life growing up in the 50's!!
Posted on: Dec 17, 2008
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