the pier

The stunning beauty of this place leaves me speechless and in this very moment this pier may as well be the most beautiful pier in the world built by an artist not an engineer. I can’t take my eyes of it feeling the aging rough timber planks under my feet.

We sailed Berlin Express behind the main reef on the western side of the island where the water got even more turquoise and the view on the towering two mountains of the island with its cloud caps is even more stunning. The dingy cuts through the crystal clear water and the corals below us look like we’d hit them any second although they are still more than 4 meters deep. Then walking though the island, I realize that this is all different. It may look like some tropical places I’ve been before but despite all it’s similarity it’s still different.

This feeling is like having arrived to the first true destination of my journey and every day prior this is part of it… so is every day to come. A place in time existing by its past and future and in the perfect balance of the two allows me to truly enjoy. Old strength is coming back and I feel that this is my path.

We bowl with locals, agree to golf on the next day and move to that very pier. The radio station is open to everyone and sitting on old sofas with the DJ and his friends, surrounded by unique junk, hundreds of party photos and amateurish paintings on the wall, we are living a hippy life even we will never be one and there was no spliff passed around…

Following the breeze from the ocean, I step out of the small weather board house and walk over a small verandah towards my pier. The music starts to fade to a lesser and lesser thumping in the background, making space for the orchestra of waves on the reef and wind in the palm trees echoing in the unbelievable space around us. The full moon sparkles on the water and shines all the way to the bottom of the lagoon.

All I can think of is that I have to walk to the edge of the pier to find out what it is like…

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One Response to “the pier”

  1. Thommi Says:

    I like the photos. It must be an amazing moment to approach to this (or any) island that promises recreation on days and sleep on nights after days with nothing around but the rocking sea eating up your powers.

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