Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Take a Hike

One of the best aspects of this lifestyle is the proximity to nature.  Getting out and exploring is a regular occurrence and being out and about amongst the local flora and fauna are a daily indulgence.  There is no shortage of scientific information that states how beneficial being outside in nature is for the development of a small mind and body - and, lucky for Isla, she's basking in it each and every day.  Of course we adults get some good stuff out of it too... Yesterday, we took a two hour hike to the top of beautiful Marigot Bay (touted to be one of the most beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean though for us it will forever be associated with flies).  I don't have much to say about it other than it was lovely.  A great couple of hours spent getting sweaty and dirty...in nature.  Nature is, indeed, nurturing.
First we took a little trolley up the hill to the start of the trail.  Isla loved it.
Just look at that little face!
A natural umbrella!
Her favorite thing at the moment are hermit crabs.  She loves making the pinching gesture.
At the top
Time for a snack
This sweet little face melts my heart about a million times a day.
She's an adrenaline junkie.
The trail.
We enjoyed a little rest and drink at Dolittle's Restaurant post hike.  Complete with kiss attacks, of course.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have said it before and I will again. Hun you need to publish a photo book. You catch that precious child at all the best times. I love her squishy face and the one of her under the huge leaf. What beautiful memories you are creating for her. Thanks for sharing. Colleen Charlton

Rebecca said...

Fabulous, and so true. Also, I'm sure you must hear it all the time, but my God, she is the spitting image of you. Amazing.

Lindsey said...

Ah, what a gorgeous hike! And lucky little Isla that she gets to live amongst it all.

Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream Puff said...

WE love the picture of Isla and the "umbrella". So cute!

We noticed her shoes and thought you would get a smile from this posting on Rebel Heart's blog: http://rebelheart.squarespace.com/display/ShowImage?imageUrl=/storage/9-2010-sailing-liveaboard-cruising/CorasFeet.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1379863334056

Fair seas, calm winds and sunny skies,

Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream Puff
www.creampuff.us

Anonymous said...

That picture link post by Cream Puff is too funny

~Ben

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