During my stay in Barahona, I visited the gorgeous beach of San Rafael. What I love the most about San Rafael is that you can see the sweet river water coming down through little waterfalls and rushing in to the salty sea.There is no protective reef so Barahona’s beach is open to the carribean sea and is not safe for average swimmers. It is a great beach to surf though, because of the immensely high waves.
I wish I could show you more pictures, but half of the pictures I took this day mysteriously disappeared from my laptop. Which sadden me a little, but I still wanted to share with you the ones I do have.
While we were sitting on the pebbles looking at the waves my mother told me about this myth she had known about since her childhood. According to the myth; when people throw pebbles (rocks) into the san Rafael sea, the water responds by getting wilder and in result the waves get stronger and higher. So of course after mom told me about this, I had to see for myself if this really was true. My nephews and me started to throw small rocks into the sea, as far as we could. And I don’t know if you guys believe me, but this is honestly the truth; The more rocks we kept throwing into the sea the wilder the water got and the waves started to come higher up the shore. I was so surprised and excited my heart literally started to pound twice as hard. It could have been a coincidence, but I am a strong believer that there is more to the ocean than we know of, It is filled with mysterious creatures and mystical powers. The ocean Is really everything I want to be, beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.
These simple experiences are why traveling excites me, you get to discover and explore new places, get in touch with nature and especially get in touch with yourself.
The most beautiful things in life are not things, They’re people, places, memories and pictures. They’re feelings, moments, smiles and laughter
With Love From Nayo