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Saturday, February 2, 2013

A PERFECT DAY in Island Paradise Boca Brava, Panama

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As the sun rises over the water I slowly wake to this paradise.
Our room is set on the hill top.
The breeze is blowing through the louvre windows.
Our new room mate is still asleep, as is my son.

I slip out of the room with my camera, 
and take a walk down the hill to the waters edge.

Peace floods over me.
The stillness of a new day.
I bask in the glory of this incredible moment.

Each day is new.
It is a gift.
This trip has changed my outlook on life.
Life is to be lived.
God made this glorious life for me to enjoy.
Not for it to be a noose around our necks, as my old life used to be.

I head back to the room and make a coffee.
One of the best purchases I made prior to this trip was my metal coffee plunger,
or French Press as some call it.
Lynda and I sit in our beds and enjoy a cup of great Panamanian coffee.
Long life milk is also a good investment.

Suddenly outside there is a noise in the dry leaves.
Climbing up a tree is a 1 metre long iguana.
Oh he is a handsome fellow!

Soon a smaller brown iguana joins in.
Our room seems to be a great viewing point.
They love to sit in the sun right in front of us.
What a great display of nature.

Oh and here comes another one.

He moves up to get a view over the ocean and warm in the sun.

We head off down to the beach through the jungle.
We can hear the howler monkeys so noisily in the trees.

As we wander down there are magnificent butterflies.

They seem to come in all colours and sizes.
There was one kind that flew too fast to take a photograph.
They are the size of a sparrow, and are cobalt blue.
This one is all yellow when its wings are spread.

These lovely birds were hanging around the bay in the bushes.
There were a few of them.
I managed to get within 2 metres of them.
They blend in so well with the environment.

We head to the first beach and my son learns to skim stones.
To him this is a great new skill.
We can't swim at this beach as we forgot our "beach feet".
It is too slimy underfoot, along with greenish water from the foliage.

We then walk another 10 minutes.
Lynda has used google maps to find the next beach.
It is a nice bay.

The water is so warm.
But you can't see anything through it - it is a bit green.
This makes my son climb all over me.

We dry off.
Time for some love and cuddles.
This is why I wanted to travel.
To have quality time with my boy.
I am so grateful for the relaxing time we are having.
Words cannot express how I feel at this moment.
They cannot express how grateful and thankful I am.
They fail me, as I try to express this perfect time of love and happiness in my life.
Yes - this is perfect. 
Just perfect!

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