Sunday, May 06, 2007

Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay is having it’s Island Roots Festival complete with a pirate theme. Lots of events for the kids and adults too. The schooner Wolf is here giving rides and shooting the cannons. It is the flagship of the Conch Republic and looks like a pirate ship. There are sword fights, short plays, tug of war, three legged races, stilts, music, and food and drink. Many of Rachel’s friends from other boats are here and they are all having a blast. We’ll move up to the north end of Manjack Cay today, for some scuba and snorkeling on the reported excellent reef there. I’ll scuba with Mathew from Second Wave, who used to be a professional diver working on oil rigs 600 feet down. Then we’ll don the snorkel gear for some spearfishing, since you can’t shoot fish with scuba gear. We hooked up with a dive shop and did a two tank dive with them. There were huge grouper, and many sharks to liven up our dive. Didn’t see any lobster.

I tried to look up Tom and Kay Murrell at their home, Key Lime, but they are in Florida, and will return here the middle of the month. We hope to hook up with them later.

Hope Town was a wonderful stop, and is our favorite town to visit so far. The narrow flower lined paved streets up and down the small hills are a delight. We had a great view from the top of the lighthouse and spent an hour up there looking around. Our mooring came with a swimming pool, so we spent an afternoon soaking up the fresh water, and Kathy read the end of a school novel to us.

We may return to Hope Town since our stay there was just overnight and we liked it so much. But we were in a hurry to make the festival at Green Turtle and spend time with pirates.


Anonymous Dennis said...

Hopetown is the jewel isn't it?

7:58 AM  

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