Friday, January 22, 2010
According to the charts, there are several ocean holes along the
UPDATE: We're now on Mayaguana (no internet lately), and the people here are just as friendly. I love these out-of-the-way islands!
I may have mentioned in an earlier blog that fresh foods are really expensive in the
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Well, we’ve left the Exumas and are now in the Far Bahamas. We know because we had to change to the Far Bahamas Explorer Chart Book (tricky, eh?). A norther was predicted, so we hunkered down in a little anchorage off of Clarence Town. Clarence Town is quite small, but has some imposing architecture. These two churches—one Catholic (top), one Anglican (bottom)—are on hill tops, so you can see them from quite a distance. The people are very friendly. The fellow in the photo below stopped us and asked where we were going, then led us to a nearby local restaurant for lunch. When we thanked him, he said that was the Rasta way. Unfortunately, it’s been so quiet that the woman who owned the restaurant hadn’t cooked anything that day, so we ended up at the Flying Fish Marina Bar and Grille for OK burgers and good conch fritters. That was all right, because a boat that we recognized from
I mentioned in a previous blog, is most of our time in the
sundog: 1. a parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.
parhelion: a bright circular spot on a solar halo; a mock sun: usually one of two or more such spots seen on opposite sides of the sun, and often accompanied by additional luminous arcs and bands. Also called sundog.
We saw this sundog when we were in
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Like little mushroom men, that is. It rained the night and early morning before our hike on
After Christmas, we went down to