I’ve been trying not to miss ‘my beach’.
This was the last shot I took of the beach before we head home. I truthfully cried over this one.
Well anyway, the last few days, I actually (finally?) forgot about it.
It was one of those evenings where you’re too tired to do something actually productive, but not tired enough to just chill out in bed with the laptop watching Netflix. I wanted to do something easy, and fun.
So I hopped onto my trusty bike, and peddled just a very short distance down the road from my front door.
But I didn’t get very far.
And of course, reminiscing.
For 6 long weeks, each night in Maui, at precisely 6:30 pm, I’d brew a fresh travel mug of kona, slap on the backpack lawnchair, and saunter out to the beach for the sunset show. No matter what.
Whether we ran late for dinner (I’d park a snack in front of my son), or even if I was too tired from a full day of something else, the sun set always won.
It even became a game of sorts. I started challenging myself to snap a new sunset picture each evening that ‘told a story’. (you can see some of them on my Instagram #funkyjunkmaui2015 HERE)
I truly owe you a sunset and beach post, so I’ll put it on my to-blog-about list. I think I’m brave enough to post it now. I think…
So anyway, once we returned home, I made a valiant attempt to find the sunset here.
Know where I found it?
On a side road, if I jumped high enough.
So not the same.
how did I not know about this magical spot not even 5 min ride from my own doorstep?
It’s not the ocean, on a humidity filled island, accompanied by salty, fragrant, tropical breezes blowing beach hair about. While wearing shorts and a tank.
It’s the side of a country road with ongoing traffic, the odd dog barking, cool breezes snapping around me, and a lawn mower buzzing in the yard across the road. While wearing my heaviest farmer jacket.
I found my sunset friend! Right at home.
So tomorrow… coffee and sunset, we have a date!
And just to add a little chill factor to the story… can you guess what time I need to be here for?
What are the odds?