While the skies were cloudy with GOOD chances for rain, at least the winds were calm which would improve our snorkeling opportunity. We bypassed our intended anchorage at Man-O-War Cay and threw out our hook in a wide sandy spot near Fowl Cay. N26°37.623
|Kind of chilly so we wore our lycra rash guards|
I found snorkeling resources here and here and pretty much had our picks for the week planned out before Brittney arrived... it was all up to the weather to provide favorable conditions.
Although the skies were cloudy, we did have a few brief sunny moments, but with the calm conditions, the visibility was still pretty good even without the sun's assistance.
|The current was really rushing over this shallow shelf|
But we all three left the water just thrilled with what we had seen as Brittney declared this the best snorkeling she's ever done!
If you don't want to see pics of my beautiful kid, do not look here... I'm really trying hard not exploit her for HER sake...but she IS the Star of this show!
|Google screen shot|
You can see in the Google screen shot that Man-O-War Cay narrows to just a mere strip at this spot. On our side is the Sea of Abaco, on the other side is the Atlantic Ocean. This place can be a wild and treacherous adventure.... or it can be calm and placid like today.
|Photo by Brittney|
Our short shore excursion stretched on into the late afternoon. We visited with some of the Locals who were enjoying their holiday in the gazebo. We met the resident nurse who serves as the primary medical caregiver for all of the residents of MOW and got a glimpse into her life here with her son. The government pays her salary and for her housing so that she will be on call 24/7 to these people. She has the duty of providing whatever they need, whenever they need it, with the help of physicians in Marsh Harbor should she find herself with more than she can handle. In exchange, she gets to live in paradise and raise her son in a different world than most. What a life!
Yes, they were solidly aground. The people on the boat woke up and came out to survey their situation, then grabbed a cup of coffee and toasted us as they sat down to wait for the tide to lift them... which it did very soon. What else could they do? We cheered as their boat slowly began to pivot and fall in line with the rest of the fleet. What a great attitude!
|Our Jezabelle started out her life as Brittney's cat.|
Brittney has been dedicated to her exercise routine, working out almost every day on the boat. The proof is in the smell of her workout clothes and it must be dealt with. Soon!
She collected much more than she had used and had a blast (and a few chill bumps) doing it!