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John met us today, thanked us for all of our work, and said "today is all about you relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Dominican."
It was exactly what I needed to hear after a terrible start to the morning. Most days, I'm getting only 6 hours of sleep, and am totally fine with that; staying up late sharing life stories with Jamie, waking up early to fit in some yoga on my beach facing balcony.
But this mornings yoga started with a glimpse of a blob ...
... factors. I also am sick of the bugs and showers and heat and sweat. ( bikram, you've got nothing on the DR). It's been unstoppable heat, with not a drop of rain this week. The kids have come to rely on my motherliness, hitting me up for advice on earaches, rashes, soreness, female issues, communicating with parents, and other little difficulties that feel big after being a way so long. I'm so glad to fulfill that role, but ironically, despite that I'm the only one around ...
Running on the beach in 30 degrees heat and 90% humidity is hard work!!!
I ran barefoot once, sprint training in the soft sand...it was a mistake as all of my toes blistered.
I can only run on the weekend and it is tough running on the sand but I am glad that I can run ...
... that our guide only had us to attend to, he took the role of our personal photographer. We were also able to stay longer and repeatedly jump/slide on certain waterfalls since we had time. Again, so much better than booking through the resort (and way cheaper). We spent about two hours in the water (including the hike up there), but sadly had to get back to the hotel to pack since we were leaving later that day.
After a few issues with the room and a lack ...
... since few people know about it we were able to slide right in and get on the hard.
The damage was not as bad as first feared, however some of the materials are not readily available in-country. Apparently good quality marine epoxy can be hard to find in the quantities necessary at any kind of reasonable price. Glass is easy to find but it is not very uniform and you can only get Chopped Strand matt which is not nearly as strong as good old ...