Mangrove Swamp

Sarah Grace goes to sea
Chris Yerbury and Sophy White
Sun 22 Jan 2006 21:16
22nd January 2006 Sunday, Tyrell Bay, Carriacou.
We didn't have lessons this morning, but instead drove to the mangrove swamp and rowed into it.  The entrance was peppered with pelicans, some sitting on sandy bars, and some gliding around looking like pteradactyls (sp?).
The girls climbed into the mangrove during a squall, and Mimi trod on a rotten branch and very nearly plunged down inbetween all the long spindly roots, encrusted with mussels and crabs and seaweed...Luckily she has monkey ancestors and did a very quick double handed grab onto two other branches, and ended up swinging there in mid-air!  Chris and I rescued her in Bob, and she was trembling...
We saw a very annoyed green heron in there, and lots of fish jumping into the air.
We are now all tired out and back on board, about to enjoy an enormous 'lomster' as Otti calls them, delivered by a fisherman called Roberto.