Some of the clearest water we have seen and huge
rays this time, swimming on the bottom around the anchorage, Eagle rays, and
Sting Rays but BIG, also it's starfish city down there. The wind is
blowing directly at us as the area behind the island is a little too
shallow for comfort when the tide goes out, however that means the wind
generator can keep up most of the time unless we loose something and
have to turn all the lights on.
The reef is roaring constantly with waves crashing
on the other side, we have renamed it 'The Foam that Thunders'. There is a
gully going out into the reef just to the right of us but too rough as we get
further out to try snorkelling out there.
Our first fish that got as far as the table was a
Barjack caught on the way here, not the biggest or tastiest of game fish by all
accounts but fried in enough butter and garlic made a good 'starter'
for dinner on Good Friday.
The anchorage here is known as swimming pool, so
warm you can lounge all afternoon, although takes a while to unwrinkle
afterwards. One particular area is littered with sand dollars and urchin
skeletons as if placed there for the local swimming club to practice their duck
So the peace in this particular paradise is only
broken by the occasional splat as a ray leaps from the water and pancakes
it's self back onto the surface. Weather is still
very cloudy as we wait for the strong winds in the Caribbean to ease off.
It is also the beginning of the rainy season so all change here