Saturday, August 14, 2010

From a View to a Future

This new image I just posted says so much....just a few years ago, I used to walk in this area every afternoon! It was wild and beautiful and so calm. People came at the end of the day to unwind, to walk to see the sunset, to socialize, really. I did tell you once that on this small island, everything counts as a social event!!

My friends and I made this our private "spa"!! As soon as we left our cars, started up the small uphill path....everything such ebbed away and we were at peace. Once on top, we could turn and be treated to one of the most beautiful sights on the island....Caracasbaai! There was always some yacht, some enormous oil tanker, some small fishing boats gently swaying in the bay. There would be some adventurous people swimming in the small beach and there would be the incredible waters, the amazing blues and the endless sky. The sunset would tint everything in different colors: golds one day, purples another, reds most of the time. I was so happy to just stand there and look.

A friend just sent me this recent picture....and isn't it a picture perfect shot? The place now is so developed, so full of life and movement. There are so many signs of progress, of a future. The quiet bay is now a bustling place. There are houses everywhere, built by people looking for the perfect place, the highest ground, the best view. The could not have chosen anything better. At the same time, I hope they keep in mind the beauty of the place: the waters, the sky. the small beach, the unobstructed view of the sunset. This is still absolutely beautiful and I hope it is kept that way. Can't wait to go, park my car and walk up the highest point, look down and see this span of paradise. Thank you, Alan!!!