No this blog entry isn't going to be an ad for Viagra or the like. Nope, I'm talking about being hard core beach goers and hanging out, through the rain and wind, when everyone else leaves. Sometimes you get to see things the crowds never do, besides...you have the whole place to yourselves.
But I'm getting ahead of myself....
We slept great last night and woke up early. Had coffee and the last of our fruit, which reminded us that the farmers market was open today. So..we headed out to the farmers market before going to the beach. Spent $27 and bought papaya, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, onions, yellow peppers, red peppers, apples, pears. I did forget to film the market..oops. We'll get some video of it next week (it's so nice to be able to say "next week"). Finally got to La Plata around 10am and weren't the first ones, but still were able to secure our cabana. We saw Jorges trailer parked down the way and figured he was out on a morning sail.
After setting things up I had to do some repairs on our cooler, it has no handle and is awkward to carry. I remembered seeing a large piece of rope over on the far beach, it would make for a great handle. Didn't take long get it fixed up. Here's a picture of it now:
Told ya it was a large piece of rope. After my DYI project we started our morning yoga. Lorrie seems to be lengthening the routine each day. My downward dawgs and cobblers poses are starting to come together although under physical protest. After yoga it was a swim over to the gallery and once again we're both slowly improving on the swim. Each time we complete the yoga and the swim I'm amazed at how Judy and Andre breeze thru it each and every morning. Simply amazing for 75 yr olds. After the swim I had to get something to eat and one of the pears we bought at the farmers market this morning hit the spot. Next it was onto DYI project #2, a stand/holder for our MP3/radio. We've decided to bring some music with us to the beach. I wasn't really sure how I was going to make it. I wanted the radio high enough and out in front of us but didn't want to have to tie and untie it multiple times. That meant I was going to have to attach it to one of the support poles of the cabana somehow? I was scavenging around through a pile of debris on the beach when I found a nice piece of bamboo. Hah...I knew what I was going to do. Here's a shot of what I came up with:
One of the things we've been doing this trip, when we finally get the place to ourselves, is pour a glass of scotch, sit facing the setting sun and just take it all in, scotch included. I guess you could say it's a kind of evening meditation. We were just sitting there, enjoying our scotch and listening to the radio when we noticed a rainbow forming off to the east. I have video of when we first noticed it, check out Lorrie getting into the tunes:
To say that experiencing the rainbow was magical still doesn't do the event justice. It was simply amazing. Maybe partly do to the scotch, but really I don't think so and the video bears that out. Just when I think the novelty of Vieques might wear off we are part of something like this. We watched the rainbow for almost an hour. Needless to say Lorrie and I are having another great trip. I have a video of the rainbow and it arcing over to almost 3/4's of full. It was so bright it didn't look real:
more shopping video tomorrow