Oh that is really the color….

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January 29, 2013 by Last Star blog

As mentioned yesterday our arrival into the Exumas was under mostly cloud cover and we slithered in from the deep blue Atlantic into the Exumas under less than ideal conditions.  Our first afternoon was with a few sprinkles, we were beat and only wanted to get some rest.

The next morning we awoke full of anticipation of experiencing the Exumas and seeing some new things.  These island are a group of small Cays and like a buffet it is best enjoyed in a variety of ways.  Our first day would consist of 3 stops, two different navigation legs and a total of about 11 miles.  We had awesome weather, wind and waves.  I’ll let the photos of the Exumas do most of the talking…

Truly an amazing color(s0

Truly an amazing color(s)

The approach to go see the Iguanas

The approach to go see the Iguanas

Our boat sitting in the big blue pool

Our boat sitting in the big blue pool

Now there is a day trip from Nassau that comes by “fast boat” and brings folks to come feed the iguanas on the island kibble.  The iguanas are trained to run to the beach when the boat arrives.  Here’s the boat that brings the folks from Nassau

Iguana Kibble delivery system

Iguana Kibble delivery system

So we make the turn into the channel and we see all these people standing around feeding the iguanas–well not really feeding them as the iguanas are already satiated maybe and there are more people than critters.  It was the oddest scene.

How I feel and look when I forget sunscreen

How I feel and look when I forget sunscreen

Iguana guarding ruins

Iguana guarding ruins

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shot from top of wall at ruins

shot from top of wall at ruins

Where's our lunch

Where’s our lunch

 

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After our stop at the Iguana island we moved further south to Highbourne Cay and had lunch, then went snorkeling and a long walk on a beautiful beach.

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So overall it was a rough first day in the Exumas.  I wonder what we’ll do tomorrow?

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4 thoughts on “Oh that is really the color….

  1. Kristin Wehle says:

    Did you guys feed the iguanas!?

    • Howler,
      The Nassau boat had just left so I don’t think the Iguanas could take another kibble or whatever they feed them. Truth is our “guides” we have about what to do and where to go say do NOT feed the iguanas (or any wildlife?) so not sure how the adventure tour gets away with it…? It’s the bahamas mon

  2. jonathanhigdon says:

    The link to this blog popped up in my news feed on Facebook a few weeks back, and ever since iv been reading these posts instead of paying attention in my International Management class (That class is such a joke). Just wanted to say thank you for the enjoyable distraction and i hope all is going well!! Also, the post about that beer can you found was hilarious! Unfortunately, i happened to laugh out loud right as my teacher was talking about women s rights in the corporate world. My fellow class mates most likely think im some sort of sexist now…….poor timing i guess..but oh well.

    • Jonathan, thanks for stopping by. Happy to see a familiar name from Niceville. Hope you are well and please pay attention in class, you can see our posts anytime. Enjoy College, do well.
      Cheers H&P

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