Bluff House Marina on Green Turtle Cay

Wednesday, 5/17

So here is a map/picture of the northern end of Green Turtle Cay and the places we are exploring.

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Let the adventures begin!  We arrived in light winds, but a week of windy weather is upon us.

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Less boat adventures mean more land exploration and there is lots of beautiful land here.  Jon, Richard and I started our day with a 1.5 mile walk/ride around the island to the ocean beach…we and our marina are on the inside.

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Richard long boarded on the newly paved road

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sharing a bit of the enjoyment with Jon.

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We made it over to Coco Bay first…IMG_8771

a quiet bay on the north side well protected from the east winds.

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Walked that beach

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to get to the trail leading to the ocean beach where we found conch shells,IMG_8778

and great sand for making a “sand man”IMG_8786IMG_8789IMG_8790

with hair.

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I found a piece of fan coral with a great foundation…love.  FullSizeRender copy 56

You know me, I see hearts everywhere…

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Our walk back to Bluff House took us past Green Turtle Marina where Rick and I went for our date night.

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We were a bit early for dinner (Island time is not our time), and we met fellow boaters and heard their stories.  Every one has a different boat, a different story, a different purpose, a different mission.  In the lounge, people put signed dollar bills on the wall

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or hang their boat flag from the ceiling…Love the hand made ones.  IMG_8799

It inspired me to do my duty and work together as a family and make some for our boat; one to fly on our bow and others to give away!

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Dinner was delicious with Captain and our breezy walk home was perfect.

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The next day, the boys and I walked over the hill, to our beach

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where people come to be married…”2 less fish in the sea” IMG_8815

play volleyball, rest in a hammock, and where we found a huge live conch standing on his foot on the beach.

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He was bigger than my size 11 feet. FullSizeRender copy 58

Richard brought the boat hook and grabbed 2 coconuts so that “Johnny Coconuts” would be back in business!

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Mission accomplished!

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For Christmas, after our first trip to the Bahamas, Jon received a coconut tool and a machete. He is doing what he loves

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and I benefit with fresh coconut waterIMG_8833

and lots of fresh, delicious coconut meat. Yum!IMG_8835

Friday

Yesterday at the pool, I met the owner of Bluff House Marina and he told us about the turtles in Coco Bay and that they like calamari.  So off we went to pick up some bikes and calamari.

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This little guy found Jon first

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I got the food and Richard and Jon enjoyed time with him and 2 others.

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It was such a treat that we went back and got Katherine who enjoyed it as well.

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This one liked her the best.

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I even jumped in on the fun!

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We thank God for His amazing creation as we enjoy our time here.

Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing His praise from the end of the earth!
You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it.
You islands, and those who dwell on them.  Isaiah 42:10

 

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ginger Hyatt says:

    Love seeing these pictures! You so inspire me! ❤️

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. bayoubabies says:

    It looks like you’re having a great time. I love the turtle experience. That is amazing. I don’t know if you’ve stopped at Munjaxk Cay but you can play and pet the string rays there. They come into a little cove on the north end. That was fun too but I think is like the turtles better. Enjoy your summer. We’re spending ours on the boat in Ithaca, NY so we can be close to grand kids.

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