Friday, January 29, 2010

Chillin in Francis Bay

Well I just turned 60 while sitting here in Francis Bay which is part of a National Park. Had a great day just enjoying the caribbean beaches and a lovely dinner at hilltop overlooking the Bay.
It's O so beautiful here and there is a wonderful eco campsite in the connecting   Maho Bay , rising from the beach there sre hundred of steps going up in a miriad of directions to eco friendly campsites.  They are canvas sided cabins built on platforms and accessed by  wooden walkways and of course staircases.  There is a great restaurant run by the campsite situated in an open pavillion at the top of the hill overlooking the ocean.  We just had a fabulous regular friday night prime rib dinner and we're using their internet connection to chat with home and post this blog.  We dinghy'd  over to Trunk Bay  ( one of the most photographed beaches in the world)  yesterday and did the underwater snorkel trail  around Trunk Cay.  Now that was facinating and beaching the dinghy was a challenge as the surf was pretty wild.  There is always a 20 - 30 min discussion , and I mean discussion on the best way to accomplish this task as every beach is different and so is our opinions on the matter of beaching  It was so wild yesterday that we ate our picnic lunch in the dinghy while the " discussion " took place.  However mission was accomplished and we enjoyed the snorkel, the beach and a nice fresh shower before heading back to the boat.
The Caribbean Rain Dance continues as we have had showers just about every night.  We're grateful for the water alarm that wakes us for the start of the dance.

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