|I keep taking pictures of the boganvilla because I can't|
believe it's so beautiful, but they never do it justice!
|Scott makes amazing bread with his bread|
machine and happily does it often!
|Brave kids getting out of their dinghies and close to these|
pigs. They tried to get into our dinghy and I found them
kind of frightening (the pigs not the children)!
We anchored right off that beach and enjoyed their antics from a distance. Last year we fed them and perhaps they hadn't been for awhile, because they tried their best to climb in our dinghy. Oh no! We beat a fast retreat.
|Yes the pigs really swim!|
|Great shot of Peter's - luckily for the birds it was dead calm!|
|Pirates Cove beach on Staniel Cay. The start of a wonderful|
hike around the north east corner of the island.
Scott, Kristian and I enjoyed diving down and exiting the smaller secondary entrances through tunnels. The snorkeling around the cay is also excellent. Unfortunately we don't have waterproof cameras or cases for them so can't show you pictures of all this. Sorry!
We walked around the Staniel Cay community and visited the three small grocery stores looking for fresh produce - not much of it. Scott and I also loved the hike around the north east end of the island. We walked from the Yacht Club trying to find the start of the hike and were helped by a local woman in a golf cart. It begins at Pirates Cove beach just past the east end and goes up past white cliffs and across a few rough roads to a more well defined path that winds around the end of the island overlooking the cut out to Exuma Sound. Then it goes down to the east beach where a narrow sandy road brings you back to the paved road where you turn right to return to Pirate's Cove, or in our case, back to the Yacht Club. This would be an easier trip made landing your dinghy at the beach (just past Tunderball club) and starting from there.
Our last night we made reservations for dinner at the Yacht Club. It is necessary to order your dinner before 5 PM. Everyone sits down together at 7:30PM. It was a very nice meal and included soup, salad and dessert.
|The trail around the headland on Staniel Cay looking south|
down the east side of the island
We were really sad to see them go as we'd had such wonderful times together. This is one of the hard things about the cruising life - we're all on the move and that means saying good-bye a lot.
|Kristian, Marie, Julie, Heather , Ron and in the back, Peter|
|Happy Birthday Heather|
|Yeh, another great year!|