Day 3 – Days like This…

A  day like today makes it difficult for us to travel to another Bahamian Island to explore (well except for Staniel Cay, that is such a special spot to us). Today had everything we love; walks, snorkeling, exploring new places, great food and just the time to do it in.

The sunrise painted the sky a lovely shade of pink this morning. P1010453

Mike decided to start his day with a run, while I made the coffee. After his return home, we walked over to Dean’s Blue Hole to have coffee and a swim for Mike to cool off.

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We enjoyed a bit of time here savoring the coffee and walking the small beach.

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Our walk back to the cottage had us planning out the rest of the day. First thing though was to make a quick breakfast.Then we made sandwiches (just in case Max’s Conch Bar was closed), gathered our snorkeling gear and headed off to Guana Cay, Pinders to see if we could get over to the island to see some iguanas.

On our way to today’s beach spot,  we spotted fruit on a platform, so of course we stopped. We picked up Dilly Fruit and Seville Oranges, all for three bucks.  We were two happy campers finding dilly fruit.

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We arrived at the beach and decided snorkeling would allow us to make it over to the island. Let me tell you that was a workout for me with the current.  I was excited to see my first turtle of this trip, but he was quick and I lost him within seconds of spotting him.

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Guana Cay, gonna snorkel over to there

We made it over, able to walk the final bit and proudly took a photo.  Years ago I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do this. I would have chickened out and missed this experience. Glad I found the strength to trust myself enough to do it.

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We started back behind us, crossed the channel to make it over.

I was expecting iguanas to come out to get us, instead we were greeted by curly tailed lizards.    Little disappointed yes, but these guys were cute and I quickly got over the disappointment.

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On our snorkel back I was happy to find a conch with a critter in it. We did leave it behind to grow big and strong.

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The blues of the water were just so enchanting.

We walked the beach some more to dry off, before heading to Max’s Conch Bar, our favorite dine out place on the island.

Lunch at Max’s was crawfish salad with johnny cake and grouper fingers with peas and rice.  We love to sit at the bar and watch the master at work making conch salad, which we did get a bowl to go.

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We had another grocery run to make, so after that we headed home, threw the groceries in the fridge and went to Dean’s Blue Hole to snorkel.  In December when we were here, we didn’t snorkel, just floated over the hole.

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Today we snorkeled and I was blown away by all the fish.

By the time we exited the water it was after 4 p.m. so we called it a day and walked home. Once home it was the usual clean up and make dinner.  Tonight’s dinner was chicken enchiladas followed by dessert of ginger nut cookies with peanut butter and pineapple jam!

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A day like today of walks, snorkeling, good eats makes it hard to visit another island. Guess that means a few more trips must be made here.

 

 

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