Day 2: Exploring Bathsheba
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After enjoying the best night's sleep I had in a very long time, I got up and brewed myself a pot of tea. I like loose tea, so I brought three different kinds with me. I didn't think it proper to visit a Commonwealth nation without the means to brew a proper cup of tea. ;-)
After caffeinating myself, I walked to the Sea U's outdoor dining area for a delicious continental breakfast, where I got to meet more of my fellow guests. I lingered over breakfast - something I don't get to do at home - before heading out to explore Bathsheba.
I had walked around the area immediately surrounding the Sea U the previous night, so I decided to strike out along the coast in a northeasterly direction for a while. It was a bright, sunny day, and the steady wind blowing from the ocean was refreshing.
Bathsheba is a photographer's delight, for the environment is in constant motion. The shifting images of light and shadow on the rocks and the ocean make for countless angles from which to capture great shots. I would take a picture, walk down the beach a few meters, then suddenly see another wonderful photo opportunity. I had purchased a new Sony 10.2 MB Cybershot especially for this trip, and Iâï¿½ï¿½m very glad I did.
I particularly like photographing nature and the daily life happening around me. I walked for nearly for two hours in the hot sun snapping everything of interest before returning to my room, where I dropped exhausted onto my bed and napped for a while.
I work with a fellow from Barbados who is a foodie, and when I told him of my travel plans he told me that Bathsheba had several wonderful places to eat near the Sea U.
When I'm at home I eat functionally - that is to say I quickly eat nutritious food without really caring about the taste. At the Atlantis, however, I learned to savor food. I enjoyed a shrimp roti whose taste I can still vividly remember even now.
I returned to my room and lay down for a while before changing for dinner (there was no way I was going to be a boorish American and show up to dinner in shorts and sandals!), and looked forward to meeting some more of the Sea U's guests. That evening a few of us played Uno. The people I played with were Uno purists, and had never heard of stacking Draw Two and Draw Four cards. They quickly grew to like the new twist to the game. We had all had an action-packed day, so we were happy when someone finally won, and we trundled off to bed exhausted and happy.