Weekly Photo Challenge: Love in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge Details by Jennifer Avventura 2013I found an old heart
on the side of a tree
it was sitting, staring
and beckoning me.

The details evolved
with times gone past
wondering how eternal
the love would last.

-Jennifer Avventura

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao TzuImage

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward.

How do you move forward?

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The view from here

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Just another lazy day sitting on the famous Seven Mile Beach. When I`m not working, I`m spending time here … relaxing.

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Life is pretty good in the Caribbean, mon.

How do you spend your day off?

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Cloudy Daze at Rum Point | Grand Cayman

After nine days of serving martinis, margarita’s and mixing fancy cocktails for which I have no clue, I had a day off. I was looking forward to spending the day in the sun with my loved one, relaxing Caribbean side in a hammock while sipping local beers and taking dips into warm waters off the coast of Cayman.

Instead, the weather changed its ugly head and with it brought downpours and heavy black clouds. We weren’t going to let the rain spoil our day and we decided to make like tourists and head off to Rum Point.

Rum Point is named so, after barrels of rum were washed ashore from a ship wreck some years ago, when pirates so bravely sailed these waters.

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We parked the car and set off on foot to explore this stunning corner of paradise and this is what we found.

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Funny, little pink houses. How I would love to live here.

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The Rum Point Pier.

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Then we found the bar, which I found oddly hilarious.

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And just outside the bar we noticed this chalkboard, filled with questions tourists ask. Sometimes I wonder where people have left their head when they go on vacation.

Rum Point by Jennifer Avventura 2013 (5)Hope you’ve enjoyed the little cloudy tour of Rum Point.

Do you let black, cloudy days spoil your travel plans?

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Observations of island life at Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Cayman Home by Jennifer Avventura 2013It’s been two months since I set foot on this flat island in the Caribbean. Grand Cayman has become my home; she has welcomed me with sunny open arms and long stretches of white warm sand. These are just a few of the things I’ve observed living here:

  • Island time is time that time has forgotten.
  • Everyone moves slow, unless they are in their car at rush hour, then time begins to exist again, as does road rage.
  • I bike to work daily and have adopted the ‘eyes in the back of your head’ (you know the ones your mother told you about when you were a kid? I swore my Mom had eye’s in the back of her head for the better part of my life) theory, otherwise, I’ll get run over by fast drivers, blind drivers or tourists who drive on the wrong side of the road.
  • If you come to Cayman you must drive on the left, the left I said! 
  • This is an island – and no, you cannot swim under it.
  • Yes, yes, I do live here. And no, I do not fly to work in a helicopter. However, sometimes I wish I did.
  • I also don’t boat in from Miami – I live here, on this tiny island in the Caribbean. Boooyah!
  • You will receive ALL change in Cayman dollars but if you piss me off I’ll give you the beautifully coloured Canadian loonie and toonie.
  • I asked for a Brazilian cut bikini and was told “Ma’am, Cayman is a Christian country – we don’t do that here.’
  • All bars and restaurants must close at midnight on Saturday, as one second after the bell tolls it’s God’s day.
  • .51 cents is not a tip nor is .10 cents and not even a dollar. Drop that loose change at the airport boxes for needy children around the world, you will do us all a favour. Cheapatony!
  • Government offices run like the government offices in Italy – depends who you get and how they are feeling that day.
  • The rules change from one person to the next, in the blink of an eye.
  • When it rains it pours and midnight bike rides back home after work leave you soaking wet and utterly happy.
  • Extremely low flying aircraft and the roaring sounds they make have become rather normal – even though I’m convinced it’s Armageddon every time one takes off or lands.
  • Blogging as taken a backseat since my arrival at Grand Cayman as work and the beach are occupying most of my time. This I must change.

Have you ever lived an island life?  Tell me about it in the comment section below.

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Travel Theme: Gaudy

I’m a little late with last week’s travel theme of gaudy; I spotted this pirate in Grand Cayman – he’s selling local rum and his sign is beyond gaudy, even though it’s pretty funny, IMHO. The hand held sign has since been turned around, to not offend tourists and locals alike.

ImageThis is my response to the weekly travel theme over at Where’s my backpack?

What is your opinion of the local pirate selling rum?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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Where pirates and para-gliders meet, briefly, for an afternoon kiss.

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