We all have those moments when travelling, when we just stop and take it all in. Inhaling deeply, we gaze out into the depths of our surroundings and marvel at where we find ourselves. We stare down at our feet planted firmly on that piece of ground and we remember how lucky we are to be occupying this space of the world at that moment.
I delighted in a quiet, peaceful moment like this in Brbinj, on the island of Dugi Otok. The most heavenly day at Sakarun Beach left me lingering a little too long in that crystal-clear turquoise lagoon, resulting in missing the last local bus back to Brbinj, our base for the night. Clearly still sun-drunk, we hitchhiked the 20km back with a beautiful French family of five young women. Best hitchhiking outcome ever, by the way.
When we arrived, the glowing late afternoon light beckoned for a slow meander along the waterfront.
As the sun began to sink further and further into the Adriatic, we found the most perfect spot on the Brbinj pier to take it all in. Armed with a Cornetto from the local store each, we gazed out into the slowly seeping red and chatted happily about life. Our plans. Our dreams. And we remembered how lucky we were to be where we were at that moment. Smiles were plentiful. We were content. Grateful.
When have you delighted in a reflective, quiet moment on your travels? Share your experiences below.