Clarence Town, Long Island
Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Mon 11 May 2009 20:50
23:06.27N 074:57.13W Clarence Town, Long Island
Long Island, true to its name, is 130km long, but only about 6km wide at its widest point. It is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer and like all the islands here, has a wonderful climate. The ocean is warm, and the constant trade winds keep it cool. Not much happens here other than fishing, a little farming and some resort tourism. There is a big fishing tournament here later this month and I expect a lot more of the big fishing boats (as per pic below) will arrive
Looking towards the Flying Fish Marina
View out into the bay
We are anchored in the bay off Clarence Town which is the capital town, but still very very small. They do however have a small marina and a bar/ restaurant with Happy Hour - something we have sorely missed since leaving the Caribbean. I will send this email from the bar later this afternoon, where they also have WiFi.
This afternoon we met a couple we are tagging turtles for a research project and I had a good look at this one - these are the same Green turtles that we saw in Ascencion island last year.