Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands


I laid on the deck of the boat and closed my eyes, willing myself to remember. Everything. The sounds of the crashing ocean, echos of laughter at the helm, the trace of salt water on my lips. I opened my eyes and watched sunset. Beginning, middle, and end, the orange clouds spreading like threads of cotton candy. I couldn’t remember the last time I watched the sun set, but I vowed to again soon because it held the promise of an even brighter tomorrow.

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  1. Rachel Tatem -

    Wanna know a crazy? My sister is moving their in a year. The man she is marrying in January is from there. So beautiful! Love the way you thread your word to make such a fully formed picture!

      11.17.11 - 2:35 pm

  2. Mindy Kaye -

    Just the smile alone on your face tells a story all of its own. Awesome!!! Enjoy, I am wishing me some tropical feeling!!!

      11.17.11 - 2:38 pm

  3. Kate Douthwright -

    I’m so jealous! It’s so cold up here in Massachusetts right now, I need a boat, ocean and sun like I need air right now. You deserve a break though, hope you had a nice day off 🙂

      11.17.11 - 2:42 pm

  4. LEOLAK -

    Nice shot of you! Now on a boat…in the Cayman Islands…that’s a way to watch a sunset!!! =)

      11.17.11 - 3:07 pm

  5. Regina Marie -

    There really is nothing in the world like being on a boat watching sunset. It’s one of the things I’ve formed my life around! (ie living on a sailboat and living in southern FL)

      11.17.11 - 3:43 pm

  6. Penny Wolfe -

    Great photo of you. I feel happiness just looking at it!!

      11.17.11 - 3:55 pm

  7. Carla Barnett -

    Oh, that looks so awesome!

      11.17.11 - 3:56 pm

  8. Alicia White -

    I do this EVERYTIME I travel. I try to will myself to remember all the sites, sounds, and smells around me. Try to soak in the relaxation of that time to remember it during any stressful times. Thanks for the reminder this morning!

      11.17.11 - 4:16 pm

  9. Cat -

    Wow! looks amazing on that boat, lovely photographs 🙂 I adore seeing the sun setting over the sea. sigh* x

      11.17.11 - 4:17 pm

  10. Heather Mompean -

    Beautiful images, beautiful moment! Enjoy Jasmine! You deserve a little salt on your lips and wind in your hair!

      11.17.11 - 4:19 pm

  11. karen -


      11.17.11 - 4:21 pm

  12. Denise -

    The sights & sounds from my Caribbean trips is the "happy place" I think of while sitting in a dentist’s chair.

      11.17.11 - 4:45 pm

  13. MartaV -

    Great photo of you! You look so happy, carefree.

      11.17.11 - 6:04 pm

  14. James B. -

    Beautiful gallery, perfect weather and good looking angles. Thanks for the share

      11.17.11 - 6:40 pm

  15. Brent Pilgrim -

    So… frikin’… jealous…!

      11.17.11 - 7:12 pm

  16. Denise Prichett -

    Jasmine, Enjoy your time away!!! Thank you so much for all that you share with us.

      11.17.11 - 9:36 pm

  17. Tara Wheaton -

    This makes me so wish I didn’t get seasick!

      11.17.11 - 11:47 pm

  18. Erin Oveis Brant -


      11.18.11 - 2:03 am

  19. alex woods -

    Your descriptions make me want to visit the beach. I love to see the ocean and enjoy the cool breeze as it touches my face. I hope you enjoyed your time there. As for me, I still need to wait for a few months before I get to go to the beach.

      11.18.11 - 6:01 am

  20. Brighton Wedding Photographer -

    I am quite jealous! We’ve been dreaming of sailing now for more years than I care to admit. Maybe in another 5 years we’ll get there!

      11.18.11 - 2:12 pm

  21. charlotte -

    J*!!! Words cannot fully describe what it meant to me to meet you and tell you how much your blog has helped me in the past few years. I am so grateful to you for sharing your story with us and for encouraging us all to take a leap of faith. Because of your courage, I have become one of your biggest advocates! Let’s make Chucktown happen in 2012!!! And to see my photo credit on your blog is like a dream come true…seriously, THANK YOU! You are awesome and it was so lovely meeting you!!! Hope you made it home safely! XO! Char

      11.18.11 - 8:16 pm

  22. Jen Smith -

    Looks dreamy! And not just because my pal Charlotte snapped it. I know she was thrilled to meet you and soak up the sun with all those inspiring Engage 11 peeps!

      11.18.11 - 8:35 pm

  23. Scottsdale Wedding Photographer -

    I sooooo need a vacation like this!

      11.19.11 - 3:50 am

  24. Jodie Lemke -

    wow! Love this. I hope you had a fantastic time!!

      11.20.11 - 5:30 pm

  25. Hannes Uys -

    Absolutely STUNNING. Living the life.

      11.21.11 - 7:33 am

  26. tardy -

    awesome. just awesome.

      11.21.11 - 3:31 pm

  27. Alina K -

    went to cayman islands several months ago! absolutly loved it! stunning pictures!

      12.1.11 - 11:41 pm

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