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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
^^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!