Wow, it is really Christmas! We are thinking of all our family and friends and trying to make it seem as much like Christmas as possible. Christmas music, a tree, lights and even a “fireplace crackling” youtube video have all helped!
Before Christmas Eve we were in No Name Cay and took our dinghy out on to the reef for some snorkeling and to find lobster. Warning the video is my first attempt and choppy :) Grant saw one but we couldn’t catch it! The reef was beautiful with big sea fans, brain coral, colorful fish and the deep blues of the water. We have spent many hours looking amongst the coral for lobster, in grassy sand for conch and trawling for fish but no luck!
On Christmas Eve we had calm weather for “The Whale” – a passage most vessels must take ocean-side to get farther south in the Abacos. Our weather was great with little ocean swell. It did rain on us but that was good because it cleansed salt from out boat. Taking advantage of the deeper ocean depths, we trawled two lines on our passage but still no luck!
We anchored by the beach on the northern end of Great Guana Cay (home to the famous Nippers bar). Amelia snorkeled some more for conch, and then we walked the beach. Our land foraging resulted in one coconut! Amelia used her massive strength to open it and we celebrated Christmas Eve with at least one uncanned thing. This is our first Christmas wearing only sunglasses, t-shirts and shorts.