And ten days later
18 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Ragged Islands, Bahamas
We have been traveling along the Jumento chain and into The Ragged islands. We have enjoyed snorkeling and quite a bit of beach combing.
Laurie and I went for one walk at Ragged Island on the Atlantic side and found close to 100 heart beans and we each found a hamburger bean. The heart beans she will sift through and choose the best ones to make the trip home to her daughter, Sara who teaches kindergarten in British Columbia. Sara uses these with counting lessons for the children as she tells the story of where they came from and how far they have traveled.
On the 15th, Maxine, the local grocer and restaurant owner had her annual Valentines party for the cruisers and local folks. The meal consisted of curried goat, ham, turkey, fish, peas and rice, slaw, Mac and cheese, salad, bread and all the beer you wanted. Oh and then there was the array of desserts. It was a feast which was then followed by an auction. We had all donated items to be auctioned off to help raise funds for the school they want to build here. It was quite the event!
Each day at 1600 hours there is the cocktail hour on the beach as we await the sun setting for the “green flash”. So when the sun meets the horizon and the very top descends, it is said that if there is no cloud cover you should see a green flash from the sun. Well it was so funny that there were several “naysayers” the other night. There were close to 25 people ashore awaiting what looked to be a great chance to see one. One lady laughingly called us liars and said there was no such thing. And just when you think it won’t happen.......it does and the person screaming it loudly....”did you see that”.....”my first green flash”.....”it is true”. Patty was running around like a kid (she is at least my age) making sure everyone saw what she witnessed. It was too funny. The next day though we had too much cloud cover so sadly that was the only one we shared with Patty before she and her husband moved up towards George Town.
We are around Duncan Town getting a little connectivity but I won’t post again for a while as photos and data are rare in these parts of the world. I am thankful what we have!