What a nice – but early! – day. The taxi picked us up at 7:30 am for the Jammin’ Cats catamaran. Along the way we picked up a couple young women from Holland, then another from Australia.
We arrived at the Careenage, paid our bill, took off our shoes and got onboard. We found a nice little place in the shade for a while before leaving the dock.
Not long after we got onboard, we started motoring out of the careenage into the Caribbean for thesbille first snorkel site, the one where folks can swim with the hawksbill sea turtles. People coudn’t use fins here because the turtles are endangered. Due to Tom’s puncture wound, we had decided not to go in the water on this trip but it was fun to see the others swimming with the turtles.
We countinued along to a snorkel site over a scuttled French ship, the Berwin. The Berwin is a World War I French boat scuttled in 1919 by her own crew. Her captain thought that they were being followed by a German U-Boat and decided to abandon ship first. The Berwyn sits between 7 and 10 feet below the surface depending on the tide. We could see her outline from onboard ship. Because it’s so calm in the bay and because the wreck is nearly 100 years old, it is covered in marine life, such as coral, and lots of fish.
When we left the Berwin it was time to hoist the sails and head north to Payne’s Beach. In this calm bay we were close to land and it was pretty shallow so people could have fun swimming, floating on mattresses or going into shore. This catamaran also had the luxury of drink delivery to the mattresses and swimmers! Next time, you’ll find me relaxing on a floating mattress!
After a bit, it was lunch time. Those of us onboard got to eat while the swimmers were still climbing on board. It was a pretty standard Bajan Tour lunch – peas’n’rice, flying fish, curry chicken, salad, macaroni pie… I’m not complaining at all, though – I love it all 🙂
After lunch, a bit more swimming, then heading south again.
We disembarked about 2:30 or so and got home about 3:30. It was a beautiful day, no rain, but I was exhausted. I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until about 8.
We got a call from the front desk – someone from the Sunday non-catamaran had called. Tom got the number to call back on Tuesday.
A crab was removed from the kitchen… lots of wildlife on this trip!
I am getting so lazy, just sitting around and reading. I did finish that book from the last post, Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel. I have started book #4, Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry. I have a special bond with the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series because I first discovered it here at The Crane lending library about 9 years ago.
I haven’t taken many pictures these last few days since there’s not much happening. I did take these of the coming rain…
I think that this day, Tuesday, was the day or the earthquake in the DC area. Sounded pretty scary.
The rains let up in the afternoon and we went swimming. That’s the great thing about rain here – it rains for a few minutes, the sun comes out and everything dries up again. Just like The Itsy Bitsy Spider:
I took this picture of the little lizard trying to hide on the louvres in the bathroom:
Not much else of interest. This morning we had a meeting with some of The Crane staff, then off to Cutters for breakfast, Emerald City for more groceries then back to my chair for reading.
It’s so relaxing here. We’ve been here just under a week but it seems like nearly forever…