We spent Christmas Eve doing lots of walking and exploring around this small island. We went in and out of just about every store along the main street and managed to find what’s called a Hawaiian Sling for catching crayfish. Of course it may take a bit of practice but here’s hoping……
We had a lovely swim in the sea and also hired a golf cart to go up and take a look at an exclusive resort on the very north of the island – about 4 miles away. The locals also use golf carts for getting around although there are also quite a few cars. I left the driving of the golfcart to Lance – here they drive on the left hand side of the road like back home, but the difference is the cart is still lefthanded! We also enjoyed lunch at one of the local restaurants – cracked conch (pronounced conk). It was very tasty – quite similar to calamari.
We’ve had a lovely relaxing Christmas day – we started off with champagne and orange juice with our boat neighbours this morning and this afternoon we went for another walk and had a drink at the next door marina – the Big Game Club.
Quite a few boats arrived yesterday and we were surrounded by 11 sailboats and all except one were from Canada. The other one was Australian but they left before we had a chance to say hi. We saw another boat this afternoon at the next marina over and it was flying a South African flag. So we had a good chat with one of the crew – they have just about finished their trip round the Bahamas and loved every minute of it.
We’ve been fortunate to be able to catch up with all our family on skype so somehow being so far away at Christmastime hasn’t felt quite so bad. They are all having fun and its good to see them carrying on the family Christmas traditions in our absence.
Although there is a local festival here tomorrow called a Junkanoo, we’re planning to head off to a secluded anchorage somewhere. So no more wi-fi for a few days and who knows about cell phones. We bought a sim card and airtime yesterday and are struggling to get texts out, although we can still receive them. It’s a mystery that will hopefully be solved soon.