My Adventure Story
What to say that wont take up pages of all the adventures I participated in the 13 days I was there. Went with my mother while she was on business I was part of the rest of the group which entailed, day trips of all sorts and then if I didnt feel like hanging out with the whole group I had the car to go do what I wanted to do, which in all honesty I used the car alone only once out of the 10 days we had it. I met an incredible artist and woman named Ruby Bute: what a phenominal painter, writer, poet and story teller, non action adventure wise, she was by far the finest parts of the whole trip, just being around her person and then becoming friends with her and being invited to her Bday party that was being given to her by her family for family members only so it was a real honor to be invited to her home for other than business, she also has invited me back personally to comeback and just paint with her and listen to her stories and just hang out with an incredible soul, if I had to describe Ruby by comparing different individuals I would say Ruby is a mix of Uncle Remus, Maya Angelou and her painting is just hers with a heavy Caribean influence, very typical of Caribean Folk Art without the airs of acting like she is as famous as she is. Action wise, I would say that the 12 metre Yacht Racing that I was able to do on the Stars and Stripes and True North were 2 events that will stick with me the rest of my years, they were like sailing Ferraris without the engine noise. Adventure wise, Id say for sure that the number one thing I did on my own and that was on my own personal agenda was my day of GeoCacheing inwhich I found my very first Cache ever (see note Natural Pool) and hiked and incredible hike that a few years ago I would not have been able to do for the life of me especially alone. Scary wise, id say would be the all day snorkel trip I went on that started in Phillipsburg Bay and went east then to the North leaving the Caribean waters and entering the Atlantic to get to this little island preserve called Pinel Island, it has a restaurant and topless/nude beach but is still a preserve go figure, but it has this incredible Iguana population from the restaurant owner who started feeding one that who knows where it came from and now theres a ton of them and some really big ones, very much like those seen in Galapagos, my waterproof camera crapped out on me from the swim from the 35ft Scarab with 2Xs 250s to the beach, a small little swim/walk, I lost probably 100+ photos which are almost all of the Iguana, but that trip was the scariest boat trip ive ever been on, not only have I surfed waves 1/2 as tall, the waves were easily breaking overhead + and it made the 3 Scarabs we had rented feel like toy boats in the bathtub, the boats when behind our boat in the bottom of the troughs their boats including towers would completely disappear between the swells just to pop back up nose and boat straight in the air with just the engines barely staying in, it was truly a white knuckle ride and the drivers were doing their best to not beat everyone up, needless to say all the places that they would normally stop to snorkle the waves were way too bad, and the real fun of the day was the boat ride and Pinel Island. I could go on about all the restaurants and butterfly farms etc... that I also did but this is a good enough summary for public.