Wednesday, May 13, 2009

An Island State of Mind

This is not Bermuda. This is a shot my DH took as we were leaving St. Thomas last year. Do you see the mysterious sea cave peeking from the water's edge. Makes me think of pirates and secret caches of treasure.

I really love islands. There's just something so romantic about the sense of isolation from the rest of the world. This beautiful spot is the island of Saba in the Caribbean, home to only 1000 souls.

I've always wondered what it would be like to live on an island. We almost bought a place on Bainbridge Island when we lived in Washington, but decided to live in downtown Seattle instead.

Are there any island dwellers out there who care to share?


Jane L said...

aaahh peace and tranquility of an island! Well until it storms! I would love to experiance the simpleness an island would provide, but I seriously would be terrified of storms any kind of storms! So I think I would be hesitant to actually try it! But I love to imagine it! or day visit for sure! Hope your finding sunshine and romance wherever you may be Emily!!

Anonymous said...

It's like living in a fish bowl!

Elle Parker said...

I used to spend a great deal of every summer sailing around the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, and it was heaven. Not exactly tropical, though, the water was still pretty icy.

My favorite time of all was just after sunset when you could look out over the water at all the other islands and the whole scene was in different shades of blue.

Elle Parker

Anonymous said...

I live in Bermuda. It has its benefits - beautiful beaches and great weather most of the time. Obvously being so isolated can be inconvenient. You really can't go anywhere without getting on a plane. The pace is slower is some respects but not in others. I work for a global business so "island time" is not an option. I have experienced a major hurricane and it was down-right frightening. But, I don't want it to seem like I'm complaining. I think I live in the most beautiful place in the world!
(BTW - I have family that live on Saba too).

Caffey said...

Emily, I've been to Alexandra Bay NY, 1000 Islands NY and have visited the Boldt's Castle (great story on this!) and have seen it when it was left as he did, not finishing it after his wife died. But I haven't gone since and I understand they finished it (so it would be safer to visit now). So I so want to go there again. Here's the link!

And about the castle

We last went on our 5th anniversary and our 26th is coming up (and yes, no vacations in 21 years! ah!) But we going back some day.

EmilyBryan said...

Jane L--Since I grew up in Tornado Alley, I'm used to heading for the basement when the storms hit. I've never been in a hurricane, but I figure it's a lot like a Twister, but with the additional fun of torrential rain.

Anonymous--Oh, sad. Of course, the fish don't seem to mind.

Elle--I think it's good for the human soul to see large bodies of water. Must be why God made so much of it.

Anonymous--OK, since you're a Bermudian, I'll have question for you. My DH and I ran into a puzzlement while we were visiting. I'll explain later. Please check back on my blog next Monday and help me out.

Caffey--Congrats on 26 years of marriage! And without vacations, to boot! You rock!