Thursday, 21 December 2017

December 10 - 20, 2017 .. part three ….. " Marching to the beat of Drums "

another view of the very shallow waters for shoals

this is the largest conch hill we have ever seen

Chicken's Seafood was not open today

da end of da road
Crown Haven

Barry's Ferry Service to Grand Cay and Freeport
I asked some people that were waiting on the ferry, as to what time it will arrive to
pick them up … and they said it is already here … and pointed to this boat 
.. it for sure was not what I expected

the ferry

a 27 foot ferry
it is $50 each way and then you take a bus ride $10  for 60 mile trip to get to Freeport


Ronny the lobster man …. we bought 3 lbs (7) for $33  frozen

Pot Cakes

filling up the rental … this gas station was right in the middle of the mangroves 
this guys father was the postman and police officer

Kurt another fisherman said he would get us fresh lobster, so we stopped back in
to see him and they were just coming to shore

4 fresh lobsters for $10
Joe and I had a good feast for a few days

we found the Treasure Cay Blue Hole … it is about 300 ft deep and
nothing lives in it

the reflection was beautiful

its time to head back to the ferry dock
I like the name of the Take Away

we are in the middle of the full moon tides and even the locals run aground
Sybil in Red Hot

my fresh lobsters … ready for the salty water, I steamed these

New Plymouth has a tradition dating back to grand parent days … its called
"Marching "… so for about 3 weeks before Christmas, the drummers and locals
walk thru town, (two times around town) starting at 5 am drumming and singing carols … this is a Monday to Friday
event .. there is some rum being consumed … but not by us

there is also locals throwing candy and beads to
the kids

lots of cruisers attend and the locals from kids to adults show up, some
times in their pj's  

the first night after Marching, fresh donuts and coffee served, and this morning
we were treated to either pork or chicken souse, grits and coffee with liquor 
by this time it is around 6:30 am and the sun is up and time to head back to the boat for a nap

Joe is still working at finding the problem with the cockpit speaker for the VHF
no luck yet

and of course it is laundry day … I wash it at AYS $4 a wash and then hang it on our life lines

Merry Christmas everyone

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