I had my favourite corner of the resort pegged out for the week. I wandered over in the morning to get the perfect spot under the beach umbrella at Sunset Cove (already you know that this is a great beach, just by the name!!!), when a security guard blocked my way! What – how can this be, my last day in Jamaica and a photo shoot took over my beach! After one week, it is my beach afterall!!! Squatters rights, right?
I was politely asked to sit on the part of the beach not being used, and when I tried to push the envelope and grab a chair a couple over, under the umbrella, politely asked once again to move! At first I was indignant – how could they do this on the last day of my trip – I worked hard to earn this vacation! It had been fun all week to watch the film and camera crew move throughout the resort, filming breakfast, the nightly shows and various locations around the resort – but my favourite spot!!!! Oh – how rude!
I plunked myself down, giving slightly dirty looks in the general direction of cast and crew! After a while, I relaxed – it was fun to watch them work! It wasn’t Hollywood, so no recognizable people and a much more laid back photo shoot. I watched at the models frolicked up and down the beach, goofing around between takes and do the same thing over and over again until the director was happy. Some of the models, when not being filmed, would wander up to the bar to grab a drink.
The shoot took a fair bit longer than the security guard suggested, and soon the hotel guests were spilling into the space reserved for the shoot. They slowly wrapped up and moved on to other parts of the resort. I have to say – the film crew did have excellent taste – after all, they took over my favourite beach!
My favourite beach – Sunset Cove, at Jamaica’s Grand Palladium.