Today several people went for an excursion to Great Sand Cay, an uninhabited island about 7 miles from Salt Cay. This Government owned island is a Bird Sanctuary and is protected by law. This is one of the most beautiful islands I have seen in the world. The sand is so thick, you can sink up to your knees. The island is known for rare birds and huge iguanas.
Salt Cay Divers is providing tours to the island and include a picnic, snorkeling, island tour and of course Humpback whale watching, during season.
The guests had a fantastic time hiking and saw big iguanas and several osprey. When we hiked around to the creek side we spotted several sharks in very shallow water.
Next they went snorkeling in water that has been described as "swimming in silk" and then had a great lunch that Enye prepared.
We all boarded the boat and on our ride home when Richard spotted Humpback whales, mom and her calf. They were only a few hundred yards from our boat. The baby kept jumping out of the water and mom trying to keep her down. The fun is just beginning.
Once we got back to Salt Cay our finale was going to Coral Reef Bar and Grill. Debbie was having her Conch Festival night. The meal started out with Conch fritters,
next conch ceviche, conch chowder and cracked conch with a traditional beans and rice called peas and rice. What a spectacular meal. We strongly recommend you take this excursion and definitely go to the conch festival. Truly doesn't get any better. We had a Glorious Time and will be back M&R England
Sunday, January 2, 2011
First of all, thank everyone who has been so wonderful this past year. We appreciate all of your ongoing support and hope to see all of you in 2011. Wishing you,your family and friends the best this world has to offer you.
We had a party to end the year and start the new one Salt Cay Style!
Coral Reef Bar and Grill in conjunction with Salt Cay Divers had their third annual New years Eve party.
Traditionally, most all the people on the island go to church for service to bring in the new year with a blessing,then the festivities began!
Our very own Rake and Scrape band, headed up by Dwight, played live music with saws shovels, rakes, Spicket on harmonica, and of course Shine and Cowdoung on drums.Amazing how good the music sounded with such simple tools.
There was our local Police officer doubling as our DJ ,since he was on vacation. He has a spectacular collection of music from all over the world.
There was dancing until who knows what time, only I know I only got two hours of sleep before it was time to open up for sensible people who went to sleep and now wanted to eat and dive!
Happy New Year to everyone.Be safe , be happy and be in Salt Cay. Debbie
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