As a child the song "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding was quite popular. Today the lyrics often come to mind due to the fact that I thoroughly enjoy sitting on a dock in Spanish Wells, feet hanging over the edge on a dock anywhere in Spanish Wells. The views, well there are no bad ones, result in a very relaxing, and enjoyable time.
I have to say the best times well of course would be early morning watching the sunrise and then again in the evening watching the sunset. To me the colors from the sun, the reflection on the water, the cloud formations, the colors of the water all add to the enjoyment. Add to that the fact all that fresh air off the water and the sound of the waves as they crash against the docks. Total relaxation. The sound a boat engine or two you may hear but it i just the peacefulness, the quiet, the ability to just simply start your day in a relaxed frame of mind, reduction of stress do not not have to rush to get into traffic for an hour or two, it just does not get any better.
If you decide to sit on the dock and watch the sun set, stay a few minutes longer and watch the moon rise. If a full moon it is even more spectacular.
For myself, early morning just does not get any better especially if I have a cup of coffee in hand while I am enjoying the sunrise. In the evening, well,what a perfect place to enjoy another cup, or an ice cream cone from Papa Scoops while watching the sunset.
Many may consider doing this a waste of time, but over the years, i have had to look at the number of hours I have spent in traffic to and from working the US - now that to me is wasting time. Unfortunately, living the US - it is what it is!
Between commuting to and from work, busy hectic schedules, home life, honey do list - we are constantly on the go. Sometimes it takes getting sick to force us to stop and I mean stop! That is not the way I would like to stop and smell the roses, sitting on a dock in Spanish Wells I am able to stop and smell the fresh sea air, enjoy mother nature at it's finest and do my body and mind some good as well.
Come to Spanish Wells, and sit on a dock..... come and see what I am talking about and you will find yourself wondering why you have not done this sooner!