While on a cruise, there comes a time when you feel the need to escape the crowds and take refuge in a quiet, deserted place. Preferably a beach under a coccoloba tree, with huge waves and surfers riding them in the distance. That’s exactly what we wished for when we were in Tobago a few years ago. If you wish hard enough like I did, a furry companion might even join you for a nap.
The wind was blowing hard that day and when the taxi dropped us at Mt. Irvine beach, I felt an immediate sense of calm. Scarborough, Tobago’s capital, was not pleasant and with a thousand or so tourists disembarking in town, the cab drivers were exasperatingly pushy. A break was needed, for I was exhausted and wanted to be as far from people as possible. Introverts, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
The beach stretched for what seemed like miles, and there was no one in sight. Except for that dog, who thought we were just so awesome she decided to spend the day with us, lazily enjoying the breeze and the sound of the waves.
Never, for a second, did I complain about this blissful afternoon spent in good company.
Neither did she.