We donned our masks and beads along with Keith and Ida to celebrate Mardi Gras with Howard in the morning at the Berry Islands Club. He rested his head on the bar while the four of us went online as we had access to internet. We did get him to pose for a picture with us before he turned off the electricity and headed out for the day.
After lunch aboard our boats the four of us traded the feather masks for snorkel masks, loaded our gear, buzzed over to the west side of the channel, and beached the dingy. It was a short swim to the coral heads where we found a magical underwater world with lots of big colorful reef fish, a nurse shark, a ray, and a spotted eel. Jeff shot some good footage with the GoPro camera and he's hoping to figure out how to get it on the blog.
When we had enough snorkeling, we launched the dingy from the beach and putted out to the sand flats on the other side of the channel. While walking in the shallows surrounded by deep water we spotted an abundance of starfish, found some beautiful shells, and just marveled at the clear water and endless shades of blue. To end our Mardi Gras celebration we collaborated on cooking with Cheers and then all imbibed some rum punch and dined on jambalaya, grilled broccoli, and chocolate cake with rum sauce aboard Mezzaluna.
For more photos of this little island paradise check out "Frazier's Hog Cay" album in the gallery.