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July 25, 2017

Caribbean Life ~ Maracas Beach Day

A couple weekends back I went to the Maracas beach - the nicest beach in my island - and took some photos that I just had to share. It's a beautiful beach surrounded by mountains. The coastline is long and on any given weekend, the entire stretch of the beach is filled with people, energy and ... life.

Living in the Caribbean, you would think I go to the beach often, well, to be honest thats not exactly the case. Or it wasn't the case anyway. First of all, this beach is a forty-five minute drive (give or take) from my home. Secondly, I was just not much of a beach person. And so for many years, months and months would go by before I even saw the beach. 

Recently, I've been going a lot more. Truthfully, we can chalk that up to the fact that my Romanian boyfriend, being not from the Caribbean, is still fascinated by beach life (... and is ridiculously tanned/burnt as a result).

I guess I just took it for granted that the beach is always there, and that I could visit when I wanted to.  I mean frankly, as Caribbean islands go, Trinidad (where I live) is not known for its beaches anyway - its more known for its oil, which actually makes our waters neither as crystal clear nor nearly as blue as other islands. 

Still, its beautiful.

Lately, I've begun to appreciate living near the Caribbean sea, and having access to the glory that is the ocean at a moments notice so much more. I've begun to be grateful for Caribbean life and the blessing that it is to live in the land of endless summer. I don't think I've ever appreciated it as much as I do now. 

The beauty, the greenery, the sea, the sand, the people, the calm - everything is just so beautiful. Seeing the beauty of my land from my foreign love's eyes, has made me appreciate what was around me all along.

Also, and this has to be said, there are few things in life that are as relaxing as lounging on the beach, book in hand, drink at hand and waves in the distance.

Few things.

Do you live near the ocean? Do you visit the beach often? I'd love to hear.

Have a great Tuesday guys!!

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  1. It really is easy to take certain things about where you live for granted until you see it through someone else's eyes. We lived 12 miles from the beach when we lived in California but we didn't go very often either. (Remember the whole me not being much of a beach person thing.) We would go to the beach towns and wander around a lot and I always tried to remind myself how lucky we were to be so close when I knew so many people back home who would have to drive 2-6 hours to get to a beach.

  2. What a gorgeous beach-- love all of the greenery too. Isn't it funny how easy it is to fall into routines, or take things for granted when you have easy access to them?

  3. So beautiful! Looks wonderful and relaxing.

  4. That beach looks awesome - you got some really great pictures! And yes - there are few things in life as relaxing as that!

  5. I don't live anywhere near the ocean or beach but I sure wish I did! Gorgeous photos!

  6. All of your pictures have me itching to go back to the beach so bad! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  7. i think it's absolutely gorgeous! i definitely think we appreciate where we live/where we come from more as we get older. i live nowhere near the beach now and i cry a little bit each day. the closest beach is NINE HOURS AWAY.

  8. It's so beautiful! When I lived in Houston I lived about an hour from a beach...now I live about 5 hours away :(

  9. Maracas really is one of a kind! Dreaming of my next visit...you got some gorgeous photos to show off the beauty! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  10. I love this. It's so gorgeous there! We live smack dab in the middle of the US. haha I have always loved the idea of the ocean, but didn't get to see it until I was 25! Ever since though, I want to be near and in it as much as I can. I just love love love it. I don't like the heat or sun, but I'll bear it to play in the water! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  11. Oh my! What a stunning beach -- I can see why it's the best on the island! What a magical place!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  12. I'm feeling homesick watching these photos. I was never a beach person in TNT either! Definitely took it for granted :-)

  13. "...book in hand, drink at hand and waves in the distance." Yes! Sounds so wonderful. Beautiful beach pics. :)

  14. What beautiful photos! Yay for fun beach days! :)

    I live near the Atlantic Ocean but I go there rarely. I don't really like not being able to see what's under-neath me. I've been to the Caribbean twice and if I had that ocean where I lived, you would have to literally drag me away from the beach!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

    1. Hahaha many people say that but when you live near it, you take it for granted unfortunately!


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