Before the clocks went forward this March, I was managing to get up just before dawn to run our dog. This meant that everyday I witnessed sunrise at the pink sand beach here. I love sunrises because it’s the first appearance of the sun and the colors are so different every time. Also, few people are up to enjoy it, so it feels even more special. Often, the few people that were on the beach at that time, would largely be standing facing the sun at that moment that it pops above the horizon. I’ve tried to capture that feeling in these two paintings. Who knows, maybe it will inspire me to set my alarm and go experience them again!
Published by Notes From My Hammock
On my first trip travelling away from my UK home, my goal was to find a tropical beach where I could hang a hammock and enjoy an ocean view. I literally found this spot in Thailand and stayed there for six weeks. I did get out of my hammock and explore occasionally. From then on, I’ve been metaphorically looking for somewhere to hang my hammock: somewhere sunny, close to the sea and close to a sandy beach. This is where I feel most at home. For the last thirteen years this has been various places in The Bahamas. I currently live with my family (husband, two daughters and small dog) on Harbour Island, where I run a small private school. I’ve lived in The Bahamas for the last thirteen years, with a quick three-year child-producing, exclusive boarding school-working, break in Switzerland. When I’m not teaching, I like to paint, write, surf, and generally do anything that takes place at the beach or in the water. I am in the process of relocating from one island location to another (Harbour Island, Bahamas to Tortola, BVIs). I’m enjoying the last few weeks of life in the place I’ve called home for the last five years, and packing up for the move. Join me as I revisit my favorite activities here and embrace new adventures in a new location. View all posts by Notes From My Hammock