Wahoo has become very popular on restaurant menus there, where we never saw it in the past. On the opposite side of that, red snapper isn't as easy to find on a menu as it once was. Was the snapper over-fished?
Strong surf was back at friar's and Happy Bay yesterday. At Friar's the sand that returned to cover the rocks had departed and black rocks were back.
Happy Bay was very rough but it didn't stop the Zodiacs from arriving (four groups 12, 12, 4 and 8).
There was a potentially ugly event when an elderly large woman from a Zodiac got into trouble trying to get back to the waiting boats. Her legs kept getting smashed out from under her and she did MANY triple 360 rolls in and under the water and sand being sucked back out and in by the surf.
The leader raft couldn't come in too close because it would have swamped. After many attempts she built the courage to try again and was towed out to the raft.
I hope that was a check mark on her bucket list and NOT to be repeated.
So we postponed our Simpson Bay Beach walk for aride to the Oyster Bay/Westin area. Note: if you haven't fulfilled your requirement for iguana viewing you can get it all done in one place. Go to the Westin and instead of turning left at the guard gate take a right into a dirt lot with an old house foundation.
Pond to the right, Mangrove-like tree FILLED with iguana of all sizes. If I said we saw 40-50 I probably wouldn't be exaggerating much. ALL sizes..small to HUGE. Jumping from the branches and swimming back....
Grab a couple of the big ones. Gut them and put them on a grill, pull the charred skin off and enjoy the flesh. Tastes just like chicken as they say. I learned this in Mexico and a little hot sauce helps.
Well we had a great two weeks. This last week rain was totally absent and was replaced by sun, winds and high surf. Not a bad trade.
It looks like our JB flight to BOS will be fine as it already left BOS. No clue what is gong to happen with the NY, NJ, Phily and DC people as their flights home are cancelled again today. BOS got a bit more than predicted (8 in) but nothing like the above areas.
I will have some random pics to post tomorrow but now I am just going to enjoy our last hour on the balcony watching the yachts come in. Eclipse has kept us company for just about our entire two week stay. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />
Thank you so much for taking us along on your trip and for sharing your thoughts and findings with all of us. If we can't all be there in real time, it's nice to at least be able to enjoy the shared second hand experience. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />
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