Wednesday, April 27, 2011
All boats are built in the Bahamas and have canvas sails. They come from all over the Bahamas to race here this week!!!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This sign is really appropriate. We are down to our last week here. Brian, Bellerie, Britton, and Bella are visiting and enjoying the beauty of the Exuma Cays with us. We will all miss our new friends and the beauty of Exuma, but I think we all long to be in North Carolina... to quote JT... 'Carolina on my mind...'
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
All of these boxes are cases of beer and alcohol... To put it into prospective there are less people on Great Exuma then people in Belhaven... that looks like a case for each resident!!! Next week is Regatta... looks like someone is going to have a good time. We will be staying off the roads and on the water!!!
Some nice folks took our picture at the monument on Stocking Island. George Town and February Point are in the background as is Elizabeth Harbor. We have enjoyed Dana and Audrey... time seems to fly by when company is here... they leave today on the Delta flight at 2pm.
Friday, April 15, 2011
This is me happy that I've gotten blogger working again!! Just kidding. This is me at Casa Del Mar... an unfinished neighborhood development. One of the most beautiful views on the island can be seen from the only structure there... the beachfront gazebo.
This is a picture of Helene and the Boys the day we reached Bimini. The first day of our trip... as we are winding down it is amazing how much Walton and Miller have grown. They have seen so many things and met so many great and interesting people over the last few months. They both have matured and become so independent. Their confidence in themselves has also become apparent. It has been a rewarding trip in many ways and.... we've all got great suntans!!!
Miller caught this bonefish on fly with Alston's help. We fished the muddy water that makes up as the tide is going out around the Ferry Bridge. You blind cast into the murky muddy water and hope its a bonefish that takes your fly. We saw turtles, barracudas, lemon sharks, houndfish and rays. Fishing the mud... 'is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're going to get!!' Ha Ha.
Alston Rolle is one of the nicest guys we have met on Exuma. His family is a hard working group... his sister owns Santana's... one of our favorite places to eat. His mom... "MOM" as she is referred to on the island makes some of the best baked goods around and she is famous on Exuma for these sweets. We met Alston as a cab driver and have fished with him several times. Alston is cutting the tippet because the fish has swallowed the hook. The hook will rust out in a couple of days, but if we pull it out the fish will die. I thought it was a funny picture and it looked like he was doing a Jimmy Houston (or is it Bill Dance?)... kissing the fish!!