I’m at my limit right now. Three-point-five miles. That’s the distance from my house in Florida to the beach. Honestly, I don’t think I could live any further from the sea.
I tried it once. In college. Bucknell University. Landlocked, in the middle of Pennsylvania. I was as far away from the ocean as I had ever been. It wasn’t too long into my freshman year before I knew that I couldn’t live like that. Not ever. Not again.
I need the sea. My soul needs it. To sit in the sand, to bathe in the water, to feel the salt air in my face…
As the saying goes,
The waves of the sea help me get back to me.
This is especially true, of course, during challenging, stressful times. Times like all of 2020.
You’ll find me getting back to me every weekend at Fort Lauderdale Beach. For the more landlocked among us, I hope that the webcam at the The Landing Beach Bar helps…
Leatherback Landing @ Cane Bay in St. Croix USVI
Some of you may recognize the view of Cane Bay Beach back on our home island of St. Croix, but not The Landing landing. St. Croix’s newest beach bar is actually the old Eat@Cane Bay, reborn under new ownership/management with ties to the Leatherback Brewing Company.
Yes, it’s true: St. Croix is the new hotspot for craft beer in the Caribbean, and the brewery has a beach bar worthy of its great brews!
We’ll have a lot more to share on Leatherback – the beer, brewery, and its offshoot beach bar – in the coming weeks. In the meantime, let’s say we ease a little of today’s tension by enjoying the view…