Avatar Cloud Beast Freaks Out Grandpa So Much He Spits Out His Dentures

Angel Clouds and Cliffs, Mt Scenery Summit, Saba, Dutch Caribbean
Angel Clouds and Cliffs, Mt Scenery Summit, Saba, Dutch Caribbean

My last hike on Saba was an easy ramble up Mt Scenery with my island amigo Fred Bower, who in his five and a half years on the island, hadn’t made it up the mountain. We stopped plenty for photographs, and although it was cloudy up top so views were curtailed, it was still otherworldy enough to afford Fred the views everyone else had referenced. Now he’s off to Costa Rica with his wife Kelly (a longtime Sea Saba boat captain and dive instructor) for some more craziness, of which I confess I am jealous. Kudos for them!

I dig this photograph not because it’s a great photograph, but while I stood there with the clouds racing over the cliffs, and just a peak view of the ocean and Statia and the green cliffs from the Scenery summit, I felt like it was the kind of cloud view the movies so often portray, and eventually an angel or some otherworldly creature (Avatar?) pops out, flies around, freaks everyone out, then everyone watches in awe as the beast zooms and zigzags around. Ah, well. There goes my imagination again. Enjoy! I’m back in San Francisco, but still going through my archives for worthy pix. Not many more, I promise.

5 thoughts on “Avatar Cloud Beast Freaks Out Grandpa So Much He Spits Out His Dentures

  1. I am also guilty of having not done the Mt. Scenery climb in years. But did it last month with Martisa Riley on her birthday!!! Was a great hike!!!! The views on the way up are breathtaking for true!!! WELL THE ISLAND DOESN’T SEEM THE SAME…without your hiking all over the place talking with all the locals and tourists alike. And the last dive we did, your last for this trip to Saba, was to Awesome for sure!!! Not one but TWO SEAHORSES!!!! And much much more!! TAKE CARE FRIEND!!

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