Serenity Sometimes

Embracing the chaos one day at a time. A blog about my adventures in food, photography, fitness and fun.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Weekly Photo Challenge

Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten

This airport is known for its notoriously short runway. The planes land and take off, separated from the ocean by just a narrow stretch of beach.

Plane landing at SWX

The big thrill comes when the jumbo jets take off and land. I captured a tiny plane above, but imagine an Airbus about 100 feet above your head and you start to get the idea. Crazy (I mean adventure seeking) tourists stand at the fence just before the massive planes take off. When their jet engines start up, the noise is unbelievable and the thrust they generate literally knocks people off their feet. People hang on to the fence and try not to get blown into the sea. Good times.

I Heart Faces: In the Distance

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I took this photo on Pinel Island, a tiny island located just off the coast of St. Martin. The beautiful background and the setting sun capture the silhouette of of an unidentified person in the distance that could be any one of us. Running into the sea to escape the heat of the day, I can plunge into the cool, dark water, creating a reprieve from the noise of the surroundings, and finding blissful silence. I like to swim submerged for as long as I can, and then come up to take a deep, cleansing breath.

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