Barbados by boat (Part 2)

Being on a boat at sea brings a whole new perspective, and serves as a good reminder of what truly matters in life. 

There’s no traffic on the water, and aside from the constant purr of the engine and intermittent conversation, the sound of waves lapping at the side of the boat, is the only music on the playlist. From the sea, the trees and houses look peeny. Houses are built much taller than us, so we appear even tinier from the ocean.

Sometimes, a butterfly or bumblebee passes by, even though we’re cruising pretty far from land. Brilliant yellow butterflies flutter around the boat, before making the long flight over to sea


The shore after the sargassum seaweed. Now, the stones and shells can be seen sprinkled like treasures along the sand. Only a week before, none of this could be seen – the shore was a foot high mass of seaweed (a fisherman’s challenge and farmer’s gift.)

When you touch land after being on the water, it’s with a refreshed essence, renewed sense of purpose, calm soul and sometimes – some really cool photos!

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Your life has a purpose way beyond your to-do list. Join the journey here for gentle reminders. Indra is a blogger, songwriter, singer and homecook from Barbados. Joyful Life|Creative Calling shares content steps for the creatively-inclined, encouragement, interviews and happy home life moments. If you're called to reset the quality, pace and volume of your life for the better, there are plenty posts with hopefully-helpful tips. As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives with purpose, writing, editing and recording while enjoying the kitchen, garden and long walks. Feel free to join the journey and click subscribe, for firsthand updates on new posts, guest features and encouragement along the way.

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