Mark arrived on schedule from Chicago and we welcomed him with open arms. (Don’t think I wasn’t thinking it…I was…can we fit 5 people comfortably aboard Rode Trip!? Thank goodness we are a close-knit and adventurous family.)
It didn’t take Mark long to settle into the Bahamas. We anchored Rode Trip between Big Majors Spot and Little Majors Spot so that we’d be snuggled for the next front. Yes, the weather knew we had a new arrival and scheduled wind accordingly. Mark jumped right into the water and soon found his own treasures.
Kathy rejoiced in having her two boys in the same location.
It was soon time to get ready for dinner. Tonight, we’d be dining in style at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. We took shifts down below, in the meantime Brian made sundowners. While out on deck amidst the scurrying of a crowded boat, I heard a familiar sound coming from Big Majors Spot. Hmmm…was that a…let me take a closer look…
Yes! Yes there were goats on Big Majors Spot! I was giddy at the sight of them and we all paused to watch them traverse the rocky shoreline.
After a beautiful sunset, we took the long dinghy ride to Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
Thanks, Bruce and Kathy for a wonderful night on the town! What a great birthday celebration for Brian and I to enjoy great company, cold drinks, and delicious food!
A Summary of Day 1: written by Guest Bloggers, Kathy & Bruce
Our adventure began as we stepped off the 16 passenger plane onto the sandy runway and into Brian and Stephanie’s world. Brian’s big smile and welcoming hug were as warm as the air around us. His body had changed some, more muscular and he was dark brown; he looked happy and healthy.
A short walk to the dinghy and a ride over the turquoise sea took us to Rode Trip and another beautiful smile and warm hug from a woman I hardly recognized as Stephanie. Also fit, tanned and excited, we were welcomed aboard and they helped to settle us in.
Swimming, snorting pigs made us laugh; call us brave or stupid, but we have pictures to show we got up close and personal.
The four of us squeezed into our new friend, the dinghy and watched as Brian demonstrated his latest skill and speared a Lionfish. Yes, the one with the toxic spines. No worries, we had a bucket to contain the poisonous fish. Bruce, brave once again, and with spear in hand entered the deep aqua sea. I wish you could’ve heard Bruce surface with his catch, breathless and excited with Brian saying “Isn’t it fun?”
We are thrilled to host Rode Trip’s first visitors to arrive outside of the USA! After some exciting air travel to the exotic Exuma Islands of the Bahamas…
…we welcomed Bruce and Kathy to the beginning of their best vacation EVER!