Turks and Caicos

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In a crazy turn of events, Andrew and I spent the weekend in Turks and Caicos. At first, I didn’t think we were going to make it considering I had emergency surgery two weeks ago but in the end, we made it happen! I tried my best to try to postpone the trip. Going through all the paperwork and things to get a date change but it just wasn’t working in our favor. So we decided to just take it slow and still go to the Caribbean island. Why waste the money we already put down for it?  The purpose of the trip was to celebrate a huge milestone for Andrew, so that is exactly what we did 🙂

It turned out to be an amazing trip. Yes, we took it slow. But that’s what a beach vacation is all about. At least for me. What better way to recover and just lay around all day than under a beach umbrella. But there were definitely times when we were walking around in the airport or on the beach where I just couldn’t go anymore. I had to sit down and take a break and Andrew was very patient with me.

Prior to leaving for the trip, I thought it would be fun to get a new toy. So I bought a PolarPro FiftyFifty Dome for my GoPro. I love the GoPro as an underwater camera and I wanted to step it up a notch and try out the dome. Since Andrew and I have been to Turks and Caicos a few times before, I knew there wasn’t going to be much to photograph above water. So I envisioned him doing a handstand in the water so I could really see what it was going to be like shooting above and below the water line.

Since the camera is so small, I thought it would be easier to just set it to timelapse and just concentrate on getting the composition right. My camera settings for this image is F2.8 at 1/1900sec and ISO 100 with my GoPro Hero Black 5

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If you’re planning a trip to the caribbean or a beach somewhere, I’d highly recommend Turks and Caicos. Andrew have been at least 3 or 4 times and it’s still our number 1, most favoritest beach we’ve ever been too. The clearest water, white sand beach and my favorite part is that there are NO waves. That little line you see in the foreground of this image, yea that’s the biggest wave you’re going to get. Which means you can sit and drink your drink in the water without having to worry about water crashing down on you. It’s like all the best parts of a beach and definietly not as crowded as some of the other islands.

This post was not sponsored. I’m just a big fan 🙂

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Even though I wont be at the beach this weekend, I still have quite a few things to be grateful for…

  1. Andrew and I booked our trip to Tokyo! I really hope we’ll be in time to see some cherry blossoms
  2. Finished reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Such a great read for anyone who wants to get out of their own way
  3. Got back into youtube and am currently finishing up my first video for 2016! Excited  for you to see it!