I posted some about being in Treasure Cay. We then went to Guana Cay, where a bar called Nippers is located. They have an ideal location up on a crest that offers a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Every Sunday they have a pig roast. We had a nice buffet meal and the kids played on the beach. The next day we headed back to Marsh Harbor. We did some major shopping and provisioning, and handled updating our immigration status. The Government asks you how long you wish to stay and they sort of interview you. Although you are on your best behavior, it really isn’t problematic. We asked for, and received, an additional 90 days. We had planned to continue our jaunt south, but were convinced to go to Man-O-War to attend a flea market. Since this was a primary school fundraiser, we decided to go back (as in north slightly) and attend. I am so glad we did. The kids met 2 girls, Hillary and Nattie, from MA, and they played that week. The flea market was really fun. Instead of racing turtles (like we do in Clark Fork, ID on the Fourth of July), here they race hermit crabs. Shane’s crab won the round we raced.
Here are the kids – Kelly, Shane, Hillary (9) and Nattie (6), and their Mom, Gwyneth.
Besides having fun shopping at the flea market, the gang all went down to the north end of Man-O-War to look for sea biscuits, and starfish (now called sea stars, if you can remember to switch names).
Shane holds one up for size.
Here is a picture of the harbor in Man-O-War. This is a very pretty cay.
Here is a photo of Shane holding a fish he caught. Since it was small, we released him. We want to do more fishing, but still feel very new to it.
Kelly and I on the road to the “flats” where the starfish were. The road was shaded and the homes were all neat and attractive.
We chose to stay in Man-O-War because we were having fun with our new friends. When they got ready to leave, we motor sailed down to Marsh Harbor, and went snorkeling at Mermaid Reef. This was the first snorkeling we had done where we could see living coral and fish swimming all around. That was really cool. We saw a Lion fish, and some neon blue ones too.
After Marsh Harbor we took off for Hope Town, a quaint town on Elbow Cay with a lighthouse that uses kerosene fuel to operate the light.