Merry Merry Christmas

DSCN8171

Merry Merry Christmas!!!

(I know this will be many days late posting- I don’t have a data signal here that can support photos yet)

We enjoyed a powdery white Christmas of a different sorts.  A muchwarmer sorts.  Though my disappointment at Warderick Wells last week was deep, it was short lived.  We have been visiting the rest of the islands in the Exuma Park  and those in the neighboring area and having a merry time. There are plenty of other beaches to be found!

Warning– there are a load of just water and sand photos following.

DSCN7927

 

DSCN7929

 

DSCN7946

 

DSCN7952

 

DSCN7957

 

DSCN7972

 

DSCN7980e

 

DSCN7986

 

 

DSCN7989

Not all play, we’ve been trying to tackle a few projects as well.  This window leaks when we get waves on it so it got re-bedded.

DSCN8009e

 

DSCN8031

 

DSCN8032

 

DSCN8042e

 

DSCN8044e

 

DSCN8048e

 

DSCN8052e

 

DSCN8078

 

DSCN8099

 

DSCN8107

 

DSCN8113e

 

DSCN8114e

 

DSCN8120e

 

DSCN8143

 

DSCN8146

 

2012-12-05_07.36.30

 

2012-12-05_09.21.50

 

2012-12-05_09.21.52

 

2012-12-05_09.43.00

 

2012-12-05_09.44.08

 

2012-12-05_09.44.42

 

2012-12-05_09.45.20

 

2012-12-05_09.45.36

 

2012-12-05_09.45.58

 

2012-12-05_09.46.24

 

2012-12-05_09.46.34

 

2012-12-05_09.47.00

 

2012-12-05_09.49.44

 

2012-12-08_08.00.30

 

 

DSCN8187

We spent a few days in the Staniel Cay area and were surprised to find that the diving was not only pretty but productive.  The anchorage had several dozen boats in it but very few went out diving.  That means lobster for Christmas!  Which is good because canned tuna doesn’t sound nearly as festive.

 

DSCN8220

After our first day of successful diving we had planned on inviting another couple over to the boat for appetizers but ended up being invited to a Christmas potluck on the beach instead.  It was complete event with a Christmas tree and carols even.  Mahi-Mahi was cooked over the fire and I went home with a few new recipes I am excited about.  The other boaters were all Dutch, French, or Canadian.  We were the only Americans. They all spoke beautiful English while I simply struggled to pronounce their names correctly. I really need to pull out that Rosetta Stone. They are all headed in the same direction so we hope to meet up again. It was an entertaining afternoon.

 

DSCN8221

 

DSCN8223

 

DSCN8225

 

DSCN8228

For actual Christmas dinner, we anchored at Guana Cay in a little cove that we shared with our friend Craig.  We do holidays well together!  Even with our limited fresh foods we pulled off a feast fit for a holiday.  Lobster poppers for appetizer, salad, fresh olive/herb bread, stuffed lobster, potatoes, stuffing, peas (freeze dried), and brownies. Not bad! I never remember to pause and get a picture of food before I eat it, but I will still remember it as a great Christmas.

DSCN8232

^^Even hung up the lights and Christmas decorations.

Craig saw a hogfish from the dinghy yesterday so I foresee some diving in our future!  (Once we recover from eating too much) It was the first hogfish seen of the trip so far.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Merry Merry Christmas

  1. Wishing you a fabulous New Year, thanks for your great photos and entertaining blogs!
    Vicarious crusing, yay!
    Hug Kai for me,
    Patti

  2. Merry Christmas to you as well! We wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to eventually sharing your wonderful adventure! We’ll keep up with our motivation of living vicariously through your posts!

  3. Happy New Years guys I am curious if you have found any surf looks like there are a few pics with waves? Looking at tickets for first of Feb. do you have a idea when you might be in PR?

    JC

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s