No matter where we are in the World we have many things in common; the sunrise and sunset. A daily gift!
Living on the island we are often gifted with two sunsets; which one does your eye see as the real one? The one in your sky or its reflection?
The weather in January has been lovely and although blustery days here and there, the sun still shines. We must be Bahamian now because the water is too cool for us to swim but we know if we were visitors from the snowy north, nothing would keep us out of the lovely blue water.
Sundays always seem to be beautiful, with blue skies and water like glass so we take advantage and head out in the boat to explore. This past Sunday, we headed SW and went up and around Big Whale Cay. This took us through the shallow teal water dotted with large starfish every ten feet and over a ship-wrecked barge teaming with colorful fish. On the ocean side of Big Whale, we slowed to enjoy the site of the historical buildings on the cay. Sitting large and alone on one of the highest bluffs is the over ninety-year old church. Sadly, a tree grows out of the dilapidated roof top but the structure continues to stand strong as it has through countless hurricanes.
Early in January a group along with their kite surfing instructor visited Little Whale Cay. After four full days of kiting, they concluded that the area around Little Whale Cay, offered some of the best winds locations that they had experienced.
Mark and I are excited about decking the palms for our first Christmas on the Island. As the weather cools and the breezes blow, we still enjoy sunny days reaching into the high 70’s and the evenings are perfect for the windows to be open.
The flowers continue to bloom yet we contemplate soon playing some Bing and ‘dreaming of a white Christmas’ NOT! Our dreams of white sand beaches have been filled.
Food is always a part of holiday plans and there will be no shortage of it here. We look forward to an array of foods from ocean, land and our newly planted garden.
Shannon & Mark
And look how beautiful it is. It’s the first time it’s flowered for the last couple of years. Our managers, Ben and Anja are back on the Cay after Anja’s illness and we all wish her the speediest of recoveries. Over the next couple of months we have some rentals coming up and our staff will be working hard to make sure our guests have the best time possible on the cay. Watch this space for some of their photographs!
I’m not posting a photograph because the last couple of days have been grey, windy, rainy and a little cold too, with breath from the polar bear currently gripping America swirling over the Bahamas. According to the weather forecast everything should improve over the weekend. Meanwhile it’s a great time to make plans for the island in 2014, clear cupboards, read, paint and catch up with episodes of Breaking Bad.