Carry a Spider Stick
We went adventuring today and remembered a little to late to always carry a spider stick when adventuring in the Bahamas. So if you are walking a path overgrown, carry a stick to clear the way of spider webs because some of those webs have very big owners! More on that later.
My morning started at 2 a.m. with a wake up call from the moon. He decided to shine on only my side of the bed and boy did I spring out of bed, not realizing at first what the bright light was. I got up and closed the shades, hoping to fall back asleep before Stu, the rooster woke us. Yes, we call him Stu, because I am threatening him to put him in a stew pot very soon.
Morning started with the stroll, coffee with the minnows and breakfast of eggs and potatoes.
Our first stop of the day was finding Adderley’s Plantation Ruins. In April we tried, but didn’t succeed. It helped this time because it was low tide, Easy to find the path into the ruins at the end of the beach at low tide.
We were impressed by the signage and the trail leading up to the ruins, but once at the ruins, it was very overgrown and this is where we realized we should have been carrying our spider stick, but more on that guy later. This is not a place for flip flops, had to have water/hiking shoes that handled the terrain. We then walked over to Adderley’s Dock and walked back to the car via the beach.
After our jaunt back to the car the next adventure had us finding the Old Millerton School Beach. We knew to stop at the old yellow school and go to the right of the school to find the hidden path. Well better directions would inform one to pull in at the Bunches/Millerton Settlement sign and go to the right of the dilly tree.
Once we found the path, first thing we did, was pick up a spider stick to lead the way, clearing the path of spider webs and their owners. The path was about a quarter of mile to the beach and it was filled with unflowering bromeliads.
The beach and water were stunning, well worth the little walk to get to it. The best part was no one was there! We had lunch, went for a snorkel and walked the beach.
We decided we had one more stop left in us, just decided to pick a road and go down it Atlantic side. We ended up at Kings Bay Resort.
If you can’t tell by the above photo, it is abandoned, well sort of. After walking the beach, a car pulled up, the owner of the now defunct resort. He wanted to know if were investors and were looking to buy his property. We disappointed him by telling him no, we were just out exploring. We told him he had a beautiful spot, but hurricanes and mother nature claim it back so quickly. His place was destroyed in Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. He let us know the sea rose to the height of the palm trees, yikes.
After that encounter, we left, as we were on private property and not investors. Once home we did our usual, go for a float, clean up, download pictures and nap.
Sunset arrived and we admired our second to last one, till next year.
And if you are still wondering about the title, well this is a Golden Orb Spider we ran into at the Adderley’s Plantation Ruins. I almost walked right into him, Mike did catch a corner of his web. Luckily Mike was able to grab a stick and remove the part of web that he was entangled in, before it upset the spider. So remember when walking on a path, carry a spider stick!