Saturday, May 28, 2016
The "SXM Visual Memories: #1" Story
It was an ordinary day. Doing one of the things I enjoy the most …. taking photographs while on vacation. Doesn't everyone take photos of their vacation? Something to remember all the good times you had while traveling to the destination that interests you the most. And, in my case, that would have to be an island somewhere near the equator where the water is warm, the sun is hot and the food and drink is amazing. Carol and I have been blessed to have been able to travel to many islands in the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Caribbean Sea and find each is slightly different in nature. Over the past fifteen years of travel we have gained an understanding of the culture of each island and what each island has for the tourist to explore. And naturally I have to document all of this for my vacation slide show and scrapbook as well as to illustrate the stories that I share with you. On the recent vacation that Carol and I made to the island that is shared by two nations and cultures, Dutch Sint Maarten/French St. Martin (SXM), I tried to capture the flavor of the island in a way that the usual viewer wouldn't look at it. So here goes my first of three posts of SXM's visual memories. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy. PS - Remember to click on the photographs to enlarge them.