Thursday, May 2, 2013

Trails, hiking and beaches

Most of the islands here have protected anchorages away from the Atlantic.  You can dinghy ashore and hike to the ocean beach.  We have hiked many miles and seen some incredible beaches.  Below are just a few of the incredible pictures. 

By the time we get back to the dinghy the tide has gone out!  Yikes, below with the low tide our choice was to wait a couple hours or draaaag the heavy dinghy to the water.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

Here is a sampling of the many shells we have collected here in the Bahamas.

Which came first? The chicken or the leg?

Do you think this guy:

Knows about this guy?

Yea, that's a blue crab hauling a chicken leg off to dinner. He'll feed his family for a month! Meanwhile, the rooster is looking for a cane.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Under the Sea

My new camera works under water.  I tested it in shallow water for it's first trial.  We had panned on snorkeling the reef out in the Atlantic but just did not find a day that was calm enough.....something for us to look forward to for next year.  Love the white and clear fishies...look closely in the last two pictures.  Really...there are fish in the last two pics.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

No Name Cay, Home of the Swimming Swine

This small island is uninhibited by humans but it does have a small population of wild pigs.  We saw four of them, one male and three female.   The locals leave buckets to collect rain water so that they have fresh water to drink, one of the pigs biggest concerns.  Food for the pigs is not as big a problem as they are fed by tourists and locals.  Do you think someone is training the big male to sit?  The picture below shows another cruiser feeding the male....he looks like a cute little pet in the picture.  In reality he is a little scary.  BIG teeth and he is very pushy and makes some scary sounding grunts.  The females all look skinny compared to him.  We fed them apples and lettuce scraps.  They liked the apples and would eat right out of my hand.