The sand is snow white and soft to the touch. The skies are deep blue, and soothing on the eyes. The water is welcoming: its colours shimmer between aquamarine and turquoise, the waves lapping gently against the smooth shoreline.
That’s just my imagination – it’s all in my mind, right?
It should be so easy on the senses, but it seems too much to believe in the convergence at the same time. It seems unreal, best left to dreams from within the confines of a landlocked town.
But I slowly wake, and I open my eyes.
Disorientation gives way slowly to observation.
I feel the warm breeze against my skin, the soft sand between my toes. I breathe deeply to smell the salt in the sea air. I hear small ocean waves roll and dissipate on the beach. I can’t get enough of blues and greens.
I’m committing this to memory.
It’s time. Please hand over that rum for a sip, time for another snooze in this hammock. Perhaps there’ll be time for a short dip in the sea, before I go looking for some conch salad …
Located just west of the Nassau city centre, Junkanoo Beach is also known as the Western Esplanade or Lighthouse Beach. The small narrow strip of sandy beach has modest facilities for visitors, including small stands for food, drink, and souvenirs.
I made the above photos on 3 May 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-1SL.