Proud To Be An American (Day 8)

It’s been quite the busy weekend and I’ve been quite the social butterfly. I began the July 4th holiday with a trip to Yum Yum, a relatively new restaurant on the island. I discovered it while browsing the downtown block a little bit east of The Valley. I was warmly welcomed and served. The music…

Getting Lost and Star-Spotting (Days 5, 6, & 7)

I met Tia Mowry, her husband Cory and their son Cree today while I was on Sandy Island! It was the highlight of my day I’d say. Today, I also went farther out in the ocean than I’ve attempted going since I arrived. I still harbour a fear of just floating out to sea and…

Paint the Beach in Aquamarine and Coral (Day 3)

Viceroy I walked in with some trepidation because I was waiting for someone to ask me for my room key at any moment–to out me as a mere local posing. But on the contrary, everyone said hello and some asked how I was today. I gained more confidence as I strode down the cool hallway…

Driving Privileges

“There is only one main road that connects this 13-mile long island. All side streets are dead-ends or they eventually lead back to this main one; there is no way you can get lost!”  She said it with so much conviction, I didn’t have the nerve to argue with her. After all she was the…

Of Hammocks and Island Breezes (Day 1)

I am balanced precariously on a hammock on my friend’s verandah. It is one of those wrap-around ones and it hugs the three bedroom bungalow on two sides. I have my own room and bathroom and use of the whole house. There is a jacuzzi on the back deck; I spent my first night sipping on Ginger…