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one more beach, always one more beach

One more beach, always one more beach.

We have 365 of them here on Antigua, though we seem to only go to 3 of them. No worries, there's always one more.

2 years ago I began to make an outline of our first year of travel. It quickly got out of control and became a mire of detail in a really funky "outline" format that I thought I remembered from 5th grade. The better project took the form last summer of making 2 of the facebook hardcover books with FB posts and some blog posts from a former blog. But in thinking of those books today, I just sat and remembered the places we have been in the last 3 years. This is mostly because we have been kicking around where to go next, when we say goodbye to Antigua.

Here is a list: China (Wunjo, Shanghai, Wulingyuan, Xiangzhizhe, Zhujiajao), Thailand (Ranong, KaoSak, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Cho Tao, Kho Phayam, Koh Yao Noi, Koh Jum, Koh Chang, Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, and more), Turkey (Istanbul, Cappadoccia, Ephesus, Pamukalle, Datca, Knidos, Yazikoy, Eske Datca, Marmara, Goreme), Greece (Rhodes, Lindos, Athens), Spain (Malaga, Estepona, Ronda, Henaguacil, Gibraltar). Burma (Mandalay, Bagan, Yangon, Mergui archepelago, ThaBarWa, Irrawaddy River), Indonesia ( Banda Ache, Pulau Wei, Kei Kecil, Jakarta, Flores, Rinca, Komodo) Canada (Quebec, Montreal, Campobello Island), Bequia, St. Vincent, Tobago Cays) Antigua, Nepal, (Kathmandu, Dilibazaar, Pokhara, Pykkal)

This list does not include airports which are too numerous to mention but were travel experiences in their own right.

I list these not to brag or tempt, but to help me remember the places, and with that the things we have done and the people we have met along the way. I sit here at our house on the ridge in Antigua looking out the back veranda over Willoughby Bay. It's beautiful this afternoon with a nice stiff breeze from the east. It was beautiful last night with a bright moon illuminating scudding clouds, and then a dense rain to freshen it all. The call of the roadways, skyways and seaways is insistent now, deeply ingrained. Soon Come, Soon Come!

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