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A Day In The Caribbean Life

A typical relaxing weekend day in the Caribbean hanging out at the beach where they filmed a scene from Shawshanks Redemption, collecting fresh tropical fruit and enjoying what St. Croix has to offer.

Most people think of crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches when they think of the Caribbean and they’re not wrong.  For me, paradise is enhanced by the abundance of fresh local, tropical fruit and our ideal weekend involves both of these things {as you may have already read in my top 5 things I love about living in the Caribbean post}.  In today’s video, we spend time at Sandy Point and show you some of our fruit trees.  I’ve made a Sandy Point video already but it possesses such crystalline magic that I just had to feature it again.  Not to mention, with Hurricane Maria destroying the road to reach it and seasonally closing at the end of March, we didn’t have as much time there as we usually do, making the precious time we got to spend there extra sweet.

Today, the water was extra technicolor.  Anytime I’m enjoying the great outdoors on our little island, the beauty of it all never ceases to amaze me.  Call me lame but it’s often moved me to tears.  There’s a spiritual chord that this island just plays in me and it reaffirms my faith in the universe.

I’m excited to share that despite Maria’s best efforts, we are now seeing fruit slowly coming in!  This seriously makes me jump for joy.  A great lesson I took away from Maria is just how resilient nature is.  We have so many coconut trees that almost got knocked over but the operative word here is almost.  Almost all of them are now deeply slanted as you’ll see in the video, yet they still produce new coconuts, making me feel just so awestruck.  Nature is powerful and magical.

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