I agree that not much happens in this short little video…it was dark and I was walking back to my room at the Rendezvous Resort in St. Lucia. I wasn’t trying to really film the walk as much as capture the sound. If you listen to this with the audio cranked to the maximum volume, you’ll start to get a hint of what it was like.
I just couldn’t get enough of that humid Caribbean night noise. It was such an auditory assault and though this little video kind of looks like there might be a stalker ready to pounce in the jungle…it was actually quite comforting and beautiful sounds.
One of the managers at the resort told me that they actually had a guest ask if they would please turn the soundtrack down. Hmmm….
Because of the lighting, or lack thereof, the plants all look rather fake in this clip, but I assure you, they – like the sounds – were very jungle-like and real.
I’ve been playing this video to get myself in the right frame of mind to write my last short piece for WestJet’s Up! magazine. My other story about this resort can be read here.
Thought I’d bring you along for the ride as I prep for the assignment. Now I just need to review the clip of the drive-in bubbling volcanoe and I should be ready to roll.
Ahhhh yes, the glamour of travel writing. All I need are a few prompters like youtube videos, brochures, photos and my humidity-bloated journal and of course, the incredible ability to procrastinate and avoid the actual writing as much as possible.
I don’t think they advertise that attribute when they sell those online travel writing courses…Must Know How to Be Very Adept at Avoidance Techniques!
Happy Friday to All and Happy Thanksgiving to any Americans reading this…