Monday, 7 November 2011
Ocean-front plots are always smaller than those anywhere else. Accordingly, this plot has a very small garden and courtyard. We have always wanted to have a large garden; both productive and ornamental. Now we have found a perfect spot, on a cliff, sixty feet above the main lagoon, with a 180' vista of the lagoon, the strand, and the ocean as well as various landmarks. There are no street lights over there or near neighbours so the absence of 'light pollution' will mean that there will be spectacular night skies. Seven acres is enough to do what we want and the grounds (which have been neglected) are stocked with everything from clove and cinnamon trees to jack fuit; bananas; coconuts; citrus fruits. Dendrobium orchids and other symbiotic plants, including air plants, hang from the trees around the house; there is an enormous loggia smothered in bouganvillea, and there is a cliff path down to the property's own 120 metre lagoon beach.
The trouble is (imagine the dilemma), that we love the current house and the constant sound of the ocean but the other is probably too good an opportunity to miss...Watch this space and, meanwhile, here is a piccie of the lagoon beach; more to follow, assuming that L'Opération: Le Coin Perdu proceeds.
Posted by NJS at 09:38