We’re back! Sunkissed and well rested. The perfect combination of champagne breakfasts, warm blue seas, dips in the pool, star gazing, cocktails and card games.
We honeymooned on a quiet little island in the tropics, just off the coats of Gambia. It wasn’t a place we’d heard much about so we weren’t too sure what to expect. Rich in African culture, everything was beautifully unspoiled with little to do other than explore the one local village of shacks and huts, browse the market and watch the locals fish the turquoise waters in simple row boats.
The market was a lively buzz of colour and culture with an array of bright tropical fish, enormous tuna and sharks to barter for as well as wooden carvings and jewellery. The locals were great fun with their relaxed ‘no stress’ approach to life, constant high fives and ‘hakuna matata’s.
Not all that far from the equator it really was hot hot hot - even the sea was unbelievably warm.
During our stay we arranged to visit the local African school in the village which Ava loved, communicating in waves and smiles with her new found friends. She also tried to sweet talk us into buying a marmoset monkey from the market - sorry girly, not happening!
When we weren’t busy exploring we were relaxing by the pool with a good book and unlimited amarettos.
No longer classed as third world, the country has reached developing status but still remains wonderfully secluded and quaint. With a complete lack of roads the only way to get out and discover its undisturbed beauty was by foot or hired 4x4.
By night the island is in complete darkness so nesting sea turtles are not disturbed from the beaches - perfect for star gazing under palm trees after sunset, digging out the tripod and snapping the brightest moon and stars I’ve ever seen!
Ava’s first time travelling abroad really was something else. It may have been our belated honeymoon but it was still all about her. She loved every single second of it and we’ve definitely been left with taste for far off adventures again.
Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.
I couldnt not reblog this, it’s so powerful to me.
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Will Smith embarrassing Jaden has got to be one of my all time favorite things
A haiku about books
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