I am a big big big fan of islands. Can’t properly explain the feeling, but surrounded by water, with an endless horizon and gentle breeze, I feel free, powerful and able to conquer. It’s kind of an extreme energy, which the island experience flows directly into my veins. Even prior my arrival, I am already thrilled and have those butterflies, tickling in the stomach.
I guess part of the story is most of the islands are warm weathered, mostly green and loaded by the expectation of a lovely holiday.
In addition, I feel specially connected to the sun and the sea. The wise people in my country use to say, it’s kind of a compensation, because I was born during the freezing winter, when usually at this particular day, the whole country is covered by heavy snow and the temperatures are below zero. So reasonably, I have been told, all my addiction to the sun and warmth is a compensatory. Could be so, but doesn’t explain much why islands?
I am asking myself same question, since I discovered that island attraction in my teenage years. Still remember, late in freezing nights, laying on the old type of electrical heater, full of bricks, but flat surface, no lights on, which was supposed to assist my dreaming. Mostly visions about remote countries and islands, provoked by the tons of books I have read.
There is a saying:
“Be careful what are you wishing for, because it could come true”.
Well… my island dream is on its way to come true, but I still have a long way ahead. Some people collect stamps, other do coins, third – post cards…I do collect islands. I can’t buy them, but feel same way richer just by visiting, exploring and later maintaining my memories.
Some of the islands I have revisited several times, never getting enough fairytale. Being a dreamer, it pushes me discovering more, to learn, enjoy, search for and taste. I am eager to share that experience and my insular love with you. Here is my collection up to now. It’s going to be shortly revealed and hopefully soon enlarged.
By clicking on the island links below, you can easily reach the article, related to them.
Robben island, South Africa
Las Palmas, Canaries, Spain
Tenerife, Canaries, Spain