Leaving Little Corn & Taking a Trip to Texas
I`m sitting here in my makeshift office of sorts with a horrific internet connection next to my room. The temperature could be described as “cooking” or “fry an egg on the sidewalk” styles. Yesterday was absolutely surreal weather wise, not sure if it was the nicest day I`ve seen here OR it just looked amazing after the week of bad weather we`ve received? Who knows but one thing I most certainly am sure of is that tomorrow morning I’m flying outta here in a big sardine tin that floats ever so high in the sky and making my way to Dallas, Texas…
I received one of my favorite types of emails not long ago from the fine people at Hampton who were curious if I’d like to come enjoy some of their “hamptonality”. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity and the trip is happening, indeed. I’ve been living well in the Caribbean while watching time get taken away with the tide but in a basic room, on a frustrating connection and without hot water or a solid steak since the start of February. Besides the fact that they have free wifi; I’m also really looking forward to a hot shower and some comfortable and connected space to chill out in for a bit.
I’m also on a side mission of sorts, I get to cruise around Dallas for a day and do what I’d normally do when I roll into a city. Only this time, things are a bit different and despite having a golf course nearby I think I’m going to explore the shopping and steak scene as they are what at are calling me most. Living out here is isolating and when you lose or need something, it’s usually tough luck. I’m in the mood to peruse some fishing tackle, computer equipment and whatever else looks good within a short drive of the hotel which I’ll be using as my hub / mission control center.
For those of us who like a good piece of meat, Texas is also home to some sensational steaks which will be a nice change from all the seafood. Straight up, genuinely excited to be traveling again; relaxing here but the road is the road, yes?. That feeling of finding your space in an unfamiliar place is priceless and the road is awfully serendipitous. I’ll be back here another week or so when I return before making a move, I think.
Going to try something different to get to Big Corn, I’ll be taking the new yacht service tomorrow which should be interesting. It costs C$200 while the panga costs C140. Also, the yacht goes at 5:30am & 12:30pm while the panga leaves at 6:30am and 1:30pm. Basically, the yacht service is geared towards those making flights and the panga runs as its usual hours for everyone else. I suggest you take the big boat to the island and the panga back for the full experience.
In closing, big thanks to my friends at Hampton for making this happen!
P.S: Photo is of sunrise yesterday…