Almost exactly a year ago - 12/26/19. The view from El Cabito in Las Galeras, DR. We hiked up (didn’t think our little rental car could handle the steep, muddy road), had a happy hour drink on the deck, and then walked down in the dark, which was pretty scary. Who knows what was rustling around in the banana plants. Totally worth it, though.
Dinner by the pool during golden hour. Just did a wonderful hike from Alájar (a village where I based myself during a week long walking holiday in the area) to Jabugo. Made my Jamón ibérico dream come true last October!
Some years back, my husband and I did something similar in the hills of Vieques island, off the main island of Puerto Rico. I narrowly missed making contact with a fat, hairy tarantula spider as we walked along a dark road between our lodging and a restaurant. All good as the spider and I were each unscathed.
Similarly, we were walking after dark to dinner in Burma and came face-to-face with a scorpion.
I love this thread. We have had so many memorable sunset/golden hour meals but B is the family photographer. I would have to dig through years of photos. Eating seafood and drinking cold beer on various Thai beaches; sunset meals in Burma; sunrise tea and biscuits in the shadow of Mt Everest; sunset grilled fish curries while sailing through the Philippines. Lobster shacks in Maine watching the East Coast’s last bit of sun.
I do this a lot - set off on a hike or a drive without thinking it through. In Nevis, in Baja (that wasn’t a hill, just a fogged-in peninsula), and on Culebra - maybe you were a stone’s throw away on Vieques at the time.
Some sunsets from the patio at the Princeville Resort in Kauai (formerly operating as the St Regis Princeville), while enjoying a Piña Colada and some appetizers, and a couple sunset shots while waiting for a bus in Hanalei on Kauai.