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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 ...
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 ...
... It's equipped with cannons and look-outs for those darned pirates that kept trying to pillage Puerto Plata. The view of the ocean from the fort was beautiful. I would've loved to stay longer, but local vendors were pretty much harassing us so we took off for the next stop.
That day we also went to the Museo del Ambar, where a guide showed us how amber and larimar (blue stone only found in the DR) are mined in the Dominican Republic. Workers there ...
... gifts for free which was awesome. Definitely worth the 15 minutes of attention they asked from us. We were too timid to leave the resort, minus the excursions we signed up for. We went on boat ride out to Paradise island and snorkelled with the Monkey fish, a very fond memory!! (IF you don't have an underwater camera, spend the $5 to buy one, wish I had!!). This also included a stop at a Vigar factory which was interesting. We also ...
On the agenda:
Work at Monteya's house in the morning.
Worship with Raphael's church in the afternoon.