We are shipwrecked and cannot leave the island.
The only way off is to swim!
It is true.
Luckily, I’m a pretty good swimmer.
And while we don’t want to leave, we are excited to go home. I love home too.
Breakfast this morning was delightful:
This bowl of muesli, fruit and “granola” turned into a smoothie in a bowl!
Also had my once-a-year-on-vacation croissant. I should have these more…with cappuccinos.
Our morning was filled with lots of beach time and lots of reading. Loving my book (even though, yes, it is darker and hardly a fluffy beach read, but it’s exactly what I was looking for!)
Late morning, we went SNORKELING! Aside from drinking way too much sea water (my snorkel just wasn’t angled right the whole time) we saw lots of tiger fish and puffer fish and one piranha*!
*Not really but just as scary with lots of teeth. Also terrifying were several jellyfish that surrounded me in a trap!
For lunch we went back to Seagrapes and had more of those amazing sweet potato chips! The cheesy sauce this time was tomato-jalapeno and it was even better than the day before’s! These chips are thick like plantain chips and I want to take them home in my suitcase!
Matt ordered sushi
And we shared this veggie burger, which was sadly not homemade but tasty for lunch nonetheless
His + Hers desserts!
This afternoon was more reading until raindrops fell from the sky : ( We were so lucky this week to have it only rain once for 10 minutes!
We took the opportunity to go in for a workout. I ran laps around the nice jogging path here and then biked a little.
Showered up, we waited for sunset!
[Pro photographer’s talent, not ours!]
Don’t let the water catch ya!
Cocktails after sunset. I’m loving the lemon drops!
Tonight’s main event was a big Ship Wreck Beach Party. Sadly, the rain kept us off the beach. So sad! I was hoping for nice food photo ops.
But this giant pan of shrimp still spoke to me
The feast was all Jamaican favorites: Jerk chicken (finally!), plantains, pumpkins, curried goat, pork, rice + peas, and lots of bean + tuber salads
To draw out the meal, I started with a Coconut Pea Soup
But I’m glad I skipped the salad course because I was SO FULL after this plate!! I had a taste of almost everything on the buffet, and I’m not sure I’m going to get through customs tomorrow with so much food as a stowaway!
The…icing on the cake…was the dessert buffet. I had to digest for 20 minutes before even peeking at it.
While I looked high and low for more Banoffee (and asked – they were out), Matt and I shared a wonderful array of treats. My favorite was the coconut bar and Rum Raisin ice cream!
If you haven’t figured it out yet or read the comments, we’ve spent the past 5 days at…
Couples Swept Away
I’m planning to do a whole post on the resort behind the scenes. We’ve had a great time and would return! Highly recommended!
The most memorable part of our trip, however, comes from this fun guy who walks the beach all day long selling cigarettes. He is apparently famous across the world now for the way he says “Ciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggssss.” You can hear him coming a football field away! At first Matt and I were so confused by what he was saying, but now we agree he is a branding genius : )
He’s so famous there are multiple You Tube videos already up about him!
We will miss this place!