2011.02.19 BACK in Hope Town

Let’s see what happened since last time we had a chat…
St Valentine’s day was very exciting we had ice cream!!! Oh and David did the dishes after supper….he usually mostly dries.
Off on some mission, I am sure!
We went for a long walk around the north end of the island and saw some very nasty clouds closing in …some of us sought shelter under a large beach house and sat on their kayaks as we waited for the rain to stop…members of our party went on and got caught in a tropical downpour and were thoroughly drenched….nothing like a free fresh water shower!
Guess you cannot see the rain...this was our view from underneath the beach house!
We went to "on da beach" for lunch...

Anne and Rick "shared" some exotic drink.
We had a Sabre 402 invasion…well not quite an invasion, but after Excalibur left we thought she came back but no it was another S402, La Belle Helene, so of course we had to go over and welcome them to Hope Town harbour.

On Tuesday we had one of the ladies luncheon “Cay Topics”…they are always great fun, there are definitely some very interesting people around these islands and they love to share their lives’ experiences .

Tuesday evening Rolf and Susan came over for supper and brought some gorgeous greens from Rolf’s garden…yum, arugula etc…

Not need to have a tug of war....there's plenty for everyone!
We do have to sort of watch out for Portuguese man of war…these beautiful blue jelly fish with very long tentacles can be quite nasty if stepped on!

Now did I say "BACK in Hope Town" yesssss ...we actually cast off our mooring ball yesterday  (Friday)and went for a little trip and an overnight anchoring in Tahiti Beach. Well ,for you Soli blog aficionados, you do realise that this is the Tahiti Beach at the South end of Elbow Cay....for you delusional new comers maybe I should have left you dreaming of Soli floating around the middle of the South Pacific for a moment longer.

So we followed Aquabella out of the harbour as they led the way down the shallow channel to Tahiti beach..the tide being so high we had no trouble.

OMG ...It is not what it looks like!!!! David is checking the anchor through our glass bottom bucket....beat diving on it!!!

After anchoring we had lunch and then dinked to the beach.

I always enjoy the sea life in TB, lots of them are left stranded by the receding tide...they really look so pathetic and move us to pick them up and put them back in deeper water...I just could not pick up the beached Sea Cucumber...he looked just too revolting, but have no fear he will survive, nature is wonderful, most of them have the ability to wait until the tide comes back...provided of course that they are not beached by an exceptionally low tide like we have during full moons (as now) so we did move them to deeper waters.

We met a nice couple on the beach and I was remarking how I keep taking the same pictures year after year...he told me that I was very lucky to be able to be so boring with the same pictures...and he is so right!
So if you'll forgive me QED....

We had left Soli in a fairly quiet anchorage and found her surrounded by neighbours upon our return!

1 comment:

Family Mac's said...

love the pictures taken last year than this year!

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