Once again a busy weekend. Jenn and I attended the opening of the new Port Facility on Friday evening while Aunt Shirley took H&H for dinner. The usual Saturday with piano and gymnastics for H&H and work for me. Saturday night was spent at Boggy Sand Road with dinner at Granny's, then I was up at 4:30am for a fishing trip to the "banks". We caught a buch of "Bonita" (little yellowfin tuna) and two skipjacks in addition to three large barracuda, pretty much all before 8am. Then we returned from the 12-mile banks for an afternoon trip to Rum Point with all the kids. Now exhausted, I am about to grill some fresh tuna and then enjoy an early night to bed!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
First the gala opening of Uncle Darvin's Gallery. A good crowd for drinks and food even as the lightening lit up the evening sky in all directions but thankfully no rain 'till later at night. Today was primarily a quiet day at home: Jenn and I received make-overs from Hayley, Hunter and I went catching gambusia (mosquito fish) in the pond, played dinosaur fighting and finally a refreshing evening swim in the neighbor's pool. Send enough money and I will post my makeover photos!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
After piano H&H were off to gymnastics. So Jenn and I went snorkelling down the road and took some underwater pictures. Hope you enjoy seeing the fish, lobster and squid as much as we did! We also saw a very large barracuda but I was so startled I didn't snap a picture. It has now turned cloudy and it should be raining anytime soon. We are all off to Uncle Darvin's Gallery opening this evening so hopefully it will wait until after that to start.
Friday, September 15, 2006
The weather has been unbelievable and going to work seeing the ocean as flat as glass has been tough on us all. So we went night fishing last night. Carol kindly babysat so Jenn could try her luck and Shirley, Owen and Gary rounded out the crew. It was a beautiful evening and we caught some great fish; not many but all were big, Bar Jacks, Yellowtail Snappers and Mangrove Snappers. Owen also caught a few Cravalle Jacks but we through them back as they can be poisonous. The flat calm seas and complete lack of breeze continued through today. Should it persist it will be very difficult to get anything constructive done! We'll see.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
What a weekend! It all started with a back to school party on Friday night, then dinner at the Reid's. Hunter and I worked in the yard while Hayley had piano lessons on Saturday morning then we went to Granny's in the afternoon with an overnight bag; snorkelled and played on the beach. Saturday night we had lots of company that stopped by to visit at the apartments and after they left I went out to do some fishing. I discovered a large sea turtle nesting right in fornt of the apartments so eveyone came back to watch the spectacle. Turns out it was "Murph"; the one that they attached the tracker to, back to lay her second nest of eggs. You can see her wanderings at www.seaturtle.org. On Sunday morning we went out in the boat with Gary and Theresa and stayed out the entire day. We are all exhausted, I can't even spell I am so tired, so I am going to bed! Pics: Beach at apartments Sunday morning, Murph heading back to the sea, Jenn having a cold one at Rum Point, Hayley snorkelling. All taken with the new waterproof camera.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Movie Night was fun for the kids, Jenn and I went out for bite, then H&H spent the night at Aunt Shirshir's. Sunday morning we kayaked out to the reef in Frank Sound until we were all exhausted, then had a relatively quiet evening at home. Tonight we released a baby Loggerhead turtle at the beach across the street. Sorry, I was not allowed to photograph the turtle so you got the empty bucket instead! There are lots of turtle nests this year and one adult has been fitted with a tracking device and can be monitored at www.seaturtle.org The turtles all claw their way out of the nest at once and the ones who don't make it out are dug out the next day and released that night. Out of 140 babies only this little guy didn't make it! So now he is off to the tough world on his own and we sure loved watching him make his way to the sea. Good luck little guy!
Saturday, September 02, 2006
At this time of the year one must make good use of sunny calm Saturday mornings. So after piano, off we went to half-moon beach at East End for snorkelling and beachcombing. Everyone had a great time including Rex!
He also got an overdue bath afterwards and the kids are having a well deserved nap. Going to movie night tonight and hopefully sailing tomorrow morning. Meanwhile it is raining and a thunderstorm in town so who knows what tomorrow will bring.