It's hard to believe that two weeks have already ended and our friends, Brian and Jennifer, are making their way back to Honesdale, PA. Brian and Jennifer adapted to Rode Trip with ease! They could practically sail and maintain this ship by themselves, not to mention that they totally kicked back and enjoyed the cruising lifestyle. I think it is safe to say that they had a spectacular vacation; and we were sad to see them go.
During our first week with Brian and Jennifer, we had explored Staniel Cay and nearby Big and Little Major. We had celebrated a festive Christmas on Great Guana Cay with the fabulous residents at Black Point. During week two, we island hopped southward along the Exumas.
At Great Guana Cay we followed the trail which led us to a cave just north of Oven Rock.
Snorkeling opportunities were plentiful...even frolicking with mermaids!
Fishing comprised a large part of each day. Fish tacos were on the menu the evening the guys harvested roughly 20 lion fish.
Deep sea fishing was less successful. We didn't land any mahi-mahi's, although we did manage to select the best lure for barracudas...and each catch was larger! Finally we opted to take the line out of the water, we'd had enough barracudas.
The guys tried their best...but sometimes even without fish a night of burgers and BIG beers really hits the spot! MMmmmmm!
Glamorous sunsets were the perfect ending to each fun-filled day.
Kayak excursions provided a nice change of pace. Brian and Jennifer took a turn and explored the salt pond at Normand's Pond Cay.
Fishing was a hit at Normand's Pond Cay and the small blue hole provided a great backdrop for photo shoots. Brian landed this new find for us, a stone crab, which was delicious.
On the trails a Stocking Island, we hiked to the top of Monument Beach for beautiful views.
"It's a starfish!"
We chilled at Chat'n'Chill where we enjoyed rum punches, goombay smashes, and Kalik.
It was a spectacular vacation and we are looking forward to Brian and Jennifer's next visit...wherever Rode Trip may be!