Both Lauren and Cathy are visiting Tasajera this week, and they invited me to enjoy Sunday there. And enjoy it I did, every minute of that day of beauty, peace and serenity - a day in Paradise!
After two hours driving, I finally arrived at La Puntilla, at the very end of the road to the Costa del Sol, where Lauren and Rosa, a health promoter who has the healthiest and most infectious laugh I've ever heard, met me. We travelled across the estuary by lancha (motor boat) to Tasajera, the name both of the island and the small town at the island's tip, and then boarded a pony cart for the trip to the island's other town, Colorada.
The comedor's bathroom is also built over the river, a beautiful creation to behold, but I was happy not to need to use it:
From the comedor, we got to see closeup one of the local fishing boats, a true dugout canoe, with two young boys happily fishing (in the background are the mangroves that protect this low-lying island with their barrier of interlaced roots):
It wasn't until today that I realized that this place of great natural and human peace and beauty must be one of the thousands of places on our planet endangered by climate change and the rise of ocean level. This gives me abundant reason to work harder to alter my own ways and to advocate for earth justice.
Gracias, Lauren and Cathy, por un dia en el paraiso and for all you're doing for the people of Tasajera!