Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Green Turtle Cay

Brian getting coconuts, one of the world's most perfect foods! We drink the juice, then eat some of the meat and dry the rest for eating with muesli or trail mix.
Charlie loves getting as salty and sandy as possible!
Jack looks over the treasures from land that I've brought to him. Coconut, passion fruit, fresh green grass, and a seashell.
Green Turtle Cay ("cay" is pronounced "key") is always fun. We always see old friends there, like Tony on Papillion. We saw Byron from Ocracoke and Bad Betty, whom we met a couple of years ago briefly. We met new folks too, like Josh from Wrightsville Beach and Carlos, a Green Turtle native.
I'm wearing my Christmas colors here. The town is built on the water and it is so cute.
This is one of the last conch houses on Green Turtle Cay. Homes built by the early English settlers of the Bahamas. Most of the conch houses were disassembled plank by plank and transported by ship to the Florida keys when their owners found the Bahamas to be too inhospitable for growing plantations. Most of the old conch houses in the Keys have been restored. This conch house is now a marine preservation museum.

I thought it was funny to see a rooster hanging out at the Rooster's Rest, a bar where the Bahamas' most famous band in the nation, The Gully Roosters, plays.
Okay, what was this strange little bunny doing sitting on this bench. I don't know, but now that he's been tagged on my blog, he's famous.

Charlie is obviously unaware that there is an attack chicken in the vicinity.

I thought my mom would adore this Episcopal church on the beach.
We are always tickled when we read the bank hours. These are the normal hours, year round, nothing to do with the holidays. Seriously. We love this. They really have their priorities straight here. Having fun takes precedence over all else, including, and perhaps, especially... business.
Brian having a Kalik at the Wrecking Tree. The very old tree behind him is called the wrecking tree for the practice of "wrecking" that was at one time a viable economy in the Bahamas. Wrecking is the practice of looting ships that have run aground or wrecked on the reefs near shore.
This is our Christmas orchid. We took this orchid from our land on Long Island, Bahamas in 2007. It was the last time we were there. Now we are returning to build and we are bringing our orchid home. I decorated it for Christmas and placed gifts underneath. It was very cheerful and helped to put us in the holiday spirit.
A load of Queen trigger, hogfish, and lobster. Beautiful and tasty! Thanks, B.

I always enjoy cooking up a fresh catch.
Another sunset to remember. The weather is beautiful, wish you were here!


  1. Wish I was there, too! I love the Christmas orchid.

    I would really enjoy the museum.....I'm sure you are smitten with all there is to learn on your adventures. Heaven to me!

    Merry Christmas, love!

  2. Wow, great update. I'm learning so much from your blog, especially about pets on board.Thanks!