Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26

We returned this morning to Marsh Harbor to pack and get ready to go home.  We tried to snorkel again at Mermaid Reef, but it was a little too windy to snorkel comfortably.  We had a lazy day by the pool and then headed to Mango's for dinner.

Whole Fish for Dinner
Treated to a Tradition--Blowing the Conch Shell at Sunset

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Full Moon Party at Cracker P's

Cracker P's on Lubber's Quarters has a Full Moon Party at every full moon with a pig roast and buffet.   I cannot brag about the food, but the music is great and the people watching is even better.  We saw & met a girl dressed as a mermaid with green hair andher boyfriend who looks very much like Jack Sparrow. 

Lots of dinghy's here for the Full Moon Party
Lubbers Landing  across from Cracker P's
Great way to end the day!  We started at Treasure Cay, headed to Shell Island, then to Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay then off to the Full Moon Party at Cracker P's.

Birthday Celebration Steve is the Big 54!

Since I am leaving on April 27 to go home for a few days, we celebrated Steve's birthday early!  Instead of a birthday cake, I made birthday banana pudding.  It was delicious--just ask Piper. 

We were anchored between Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay and Lubber's Quarters.

Shell Island (Spoil Island)

Shell Island is really a spoil island created when the Big Red Boat had a base on Bakers Bay on Great Guana Cay. 

Deserted Shell Island

Picnic table left over from the days of the Big Red Boat

Millions of the tiny shells cover the beaches

Sculpture of a horse?
or a Sea Monster?
Meandering Joy at Anchor outside of Shell Island

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23, A walk around Hope Town

After a hard rain on Monday, we woke to beautiful clear blue skies so we took off in the dinghy across the harbor to explore the Hope Town.

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22 Hopetown Revisited

Great day in Hope Town

Beautiful arrangement on the pool deck
Beautiful Hopetown Inn and Marina
Waiting to enter the light house
Steps to the lighthouse from the dinghy!
Jeffrey using the hand crank to wind up the weights to turn the light

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013

Greg and Patti arrived today….

We cooked some of the mahi we had "caught" at the fishing tournament for Greg & Patti before going over to the Jib Room for their entertainment. 

Saturday is Steak night at the Jib Room at Beautiful Marsh Harbor Marina.  This event is attended by many locals,  marina residents, and others who have anchored in the harbor just outside of the marina.  They have music accompanied by Rake & Scrape amateurs who want to take their turn at playing a saw--that is not a typo--yes, it is possible to play a saw.  I gave it a try and surprised myself with my talent.   It is also possible to limbo--however, none of us gave this a try. 

Looking forward to a great week with the Souther's!

April 17 Sunset on Great Guana

April 17 Sunset on Great Guana

April 17 Treasure Cay to Great Guana Cay

April 17

Great Guana Cay is 5 1/2 nautical miles in length with an almost continuous beach on the Atlantic Ocean side.  Settlement harbor is the center of the island populations which has grown from 95 in 1990 to more than 163 in 2000.  It is possible to purchase supplies here in Guana, there is a grocery store and a fresh vegetable stand.  There are two marinas in Settlement Harbour--Orchid Bay Yacht Club and Guana Hideaways Marina.  We are staying at Guana Hideaways.  There is a fishing tournament at Orchid Bay that means the marina is loaded with fishing boats.  Guana Hideaways is next to Grabbers which overlooks Fisher's Bay for a beautiful sunset.  There is a poolside bar/restaurant beside the beach at Grabber's.

We wandered around this small cay on narrow concrete streets.  Most people travel by golf cart here or on foot.  There are a few vehicles--but just a very few.  We walked over to Orchid Bay so Mr. Adventure could look at the fishing boats.  The crew of Double Barrel gave him two Mahi steaks! 

The temperature is said to be about 75degrees, but it feels much hotter.  We tried to stay in until about 3:00, but found that even then, it was too hot to sit on the beach at Grabbers--we had to jump in the pool to cool off.