Close followers of our Spot tracker will realize that we’re back in Marsh Harbour. No, it is not because we like Marsh Harbour. No, it is not because the boat broke down. No, it is not because we couldn’t stand the quiet serenity of Lynyard Cay….
We came back to Marsh Harbour for a festival today titled “Art for the Parks” put on by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT manages the national parks of the Bahamas, comparable to the National Park Service for the U.S.) We had an amazing day, and there will be much more on that tomorrow, but for now I wanted to fill you in on what we’ve been doing since we last “talked.”
While down in Lynyard Cay we didn’t have internet, but we did have fishing spears. We snorkeled many small reefs and rock structures that were protected from the prevailing winds. I continued to harvest lionfish and I’m up to 10 confirmed kills, protecting the reef one shot at a time!
Before we departed Marsh Harbour last week we had purchased a new Hawaiian Sling. On Monday the 23rd, Sabrina used our brand new purchase to harvest a Bermuda Chub, and we ate him for lunch. After lunch we headed to a remote bight and finally found what I was looking for….lobster. This time there was no photography, no discussion, and no hesitation, in a matter of seconds this large lobster was safely in our mesh bag and hanging at my side. We also found HUGE conch and brought four back to the boat. These conch made a phenomenal conch salad (like ceviche from conch) and we had conch salad, lobster tail, baked potatoes and salad for dinner. Our anniversary dinner was only two days late. 🙂
Tuesday and Wednesday we went snorkeling again in the morning, and I speared a hogfish for our lunch. On Thursday we put the spears away and headed to the Pelican Cay Land and Sea Park (no hunting or lobstering.) The snorkeling there was amazing, and we’ll be heading back to blow some bubbles with the Scuba gear this week.
On Friday we surfed north almost dead down-wind, breaking 7 knots under genoa alone when the gusts hit. It was a fantastic sail and we made it north a lot faster than we moved south. It was nice to move fast, because as I said, we had to get back to Marsh Harbour for “Art for the Parks,” but that’s another entry….