Another Day in Paraíso

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Just like living in Paradise

Actually it was just one, but that is all that we needed. Sailors often dream of having a tiny palm-fringed anchorage all to themselves. This is what they sell cruising dreams on. With the boat floating quietly at anchor and a soft breeze providing just enough cooling, we swim and paddle and just enjoy the solitude. This little bay, Bahia Paraíso, is surrounded by magnificent rock formations with little caves and blowholes that the waves continually

bombard and retreat from. It made for perfect nature watching. The anchorage was just big enough for one boat and had a idyllic little deserted beach for us to let Lucy stretch her legs and sniff at stuff.

Champion hermit crab

Champion hermit crab

The sand was overrun with hermit crabs and each of us picked one for a race – Lucy’s won when mine and Mary’s refused to participate.

It was all exactly as you imagine.  That is…until a swimsuit photo shoot broke out at the small seemingly deserted hotel on shore. I kid you not. It doesn’t get any better than this 🙂

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A man and his dog

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Neko at anchor

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Wait, what??? Swim suit models

Wait, what??? Swim suit models

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7 thoughts on “Another Day in Paraíso

  1. Mal, if you click on the last photo of Pete with the binoculars it will enlarge and you can kind of see the gals. It is the only day he wasn’t thinking about kite surfing 😉

  2. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Awesome … Mike, Rigo & Don are going to be very jealous if we get there and there aren’t any bikini clad babes on shore!

  3. Hmm… I would have thought this would be the day Pete would be kitesurfing A. To get a closer look and B. To show off. With Pete’s trimmed body, I guess he would not even have to hold his stomach in. Where are the beer guts on you guys?

  4. Looks like absolute heaven. Am jealous as hell. Flying back from SF to NY today where it’s going to be a lovely 7 degrees with a windchill of -14.
    Stanley says hi to Lucy!

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