Wanderlust Pt. 2...Life and Little Things

I've heard it said that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth...I beg to differ. Rum Point is the happiest place on earth. An easy, relaxing, 20 minute (from the condo), scenic drive to Northside opens up to this colorful, happy little oasis. Step out of the car and all your senses sort of burst to life. 

Grab a cup of coffee, kick back and relax, this might take a while...

Happy music for your ears, the most amazing food to ever hit your taste buds, powdery white pillow soft sand on your feet ...visually this place will just instantly put a smile on your face. Be still my little boho hippie heart this was my Disneyland. 

Now lets grab some snorkel gear, walk to the end of the pier and hop on a boat...

It's time to head to Stingray City... coasting along on a glass bottom boat, feeling the salt water lightly spray our faces and then we feel the boat engines cut out. Take a look around, there's no land in sight, we're totally in the middle of the ocean. There's people in the water, they're STANDING in the water and it's only maybe waist deep. 

The second we step off the boat we are gently swarmed by the giant majestic creatures. They just sort of glide right up to you and give you a little nudge like "Hi! Thanks for coming out to see us! Now let's play!" 

We're given buckets of squid. Hold one just under the surface and a stingray glides over you and snatches it right up.  Having squid = you've just made 30+ BFF's for life! It's like being invited to a Stingray party and you brought a dish to pass and they're ever so grateful :)

Feed them, Hold them, Hug them and if you kiss one it's 7yrs good luck :)

It was the coolest thing I've ever done. It sort of made me feel like I was dreaming. "Surely I'm not really STANDING in the middle of the ocean with these incredibly beautiful creatures, right?" that's what I kept asking myself. I couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear...

"...part of the thrill was the feeling of being accepted, which is to say, not feared. It allowed you to think that you and this creature had a special relationship, a juvenile thought but one that brings with it a definite comfort." - David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

 After we left Stingray City, we headed out a bit further for some diving, snorkeling reef time. It's like everywhere you look the water changes colors and just when you think it can't get any prettier, it does... by the time we got back to Rum Point in a dreamy aquatic daze we were starving...

Thanks for stopping by! 


Shaiha said…
I can see why this would be your happy place. No screaming kids, beautiful scenery and playing with Rays. Can't beat that.

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