So, this is what we’re here for! Kite surfing. We arrived just over 2 weeks ago, and nearly every afternoon Andy’s been out flying a kite. As you can see from the photo it’s a popular sport here. I’ve been beach combing! So far I’ve got 3 pieces of amber; it’s much more illusive than I originally thought. I’ve also been doing some designing. The architecture, typically a great source of inspiration, is somewhat lacking here. The flora on the other hand... stunning! I think much of what I design here in the DR will be botanical. We are staying at a sort of compound of 4 individually constructed, beautiful houses surrounding a central courtyard with a pool. Andy and I are in a house that borders this amazing freshwater lagoon in a national park. Here’s a panorama of the view off our balcony. Its teaming with water fowl, bull frogs (noisy buggers, but so cool) and I’ve even seen large Herron on multiple occasions! A pina colada, and a sunset on this balcony and I’m a happy camper!