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Day 8 – Firsts

Today we had a bunch of firsts. But first coffee and breakfast!

Our first stop of the day was the bakery to drop off two books that the authors and illustrator had signed for the kids of the island. The baker has a little library in her bakery. I am thankful for these friends that sent me signed bookplates to place in their books. That was a first for us, bringing books to leave for the island children.

As we drove through Clarence Town, I yelled “STOP” flamingos. Finally we had our first flamingo sighting, 60 of them just napping and hanging out.

After a few hundred photos, we continued on our way to Rose’s Little Harbor. We had visited once before, but never got in the water. It looked like there might be snorkelable reefs, but the majority of it was turtle grass. We did find a few small coral heads and we had our first snorkel around a sunken boat. Around this boat we also had our first sighting of an ocean triggerfish (sadly couldn’t get a good photo).

We also or rather I had the first sighting of the largest conch I have ever seen, these guys were huge.

We drove up the road a bit and walked up and over the next ridge, scouting a beach location for possible walks. It didn’t look promising.

Leaving our destinations, we watched the flamingos some more. Our next stop was Max’s Conch Bar for lunch. This was our first time eating out this trip, that’s a first, we usually lunch here within days of our arrival. We had grouper fingers and a conch burger. Our sides are always peas and rice and one dish we have johnny cake. Well it was a first for us, no johnny cake today.

On our way back to home base we had the mundane task of picking up some groceries and water.

Dinner was salad with chicken and of course johnny cake.

Our nightly routine of Mike’s float during sunset continues. Maybe some night we will have a first of me joining him for a sunset float, maybe…

Today was full of firsts and one bucket list item, flamingos!

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