This morning we headed South to a glorious little harbor in Red Shanks Cays, only about an hour away from George Town. We need to stay close to home now, as my brother, Robert, and his wife, Susan are coming to spend the week with us on Sunday. We don’t want to take the risk of getting stuck somewhere because of the weather, and not making it back on time.
So here we are – in the most beautiful harbor we’ve yet seen in these parts –totally surrounded by craggy coral heads, green palms and other vegetation in a lagoon-like setting that seems to attract lots of wildlife. We’re told there are sea turtles here, though we haven’t encountered one yet. But this afternoon two gorgeous dolphins swam under our boat and surfaced beside us, smiled, and then swam off, and later we saw a whole school of flying fish skim the water.
The humans are nice here, too. Gail and Gabe on Sea Wolf, a 44 foot trawler, invited us to a “sundowner”, along with 6 other couples – so we met just about all of the boaters in this bay on their spacious, well-equipped boat tonight (they even have a washer and dryer aboard!). We’d like to bring Robert and Susan back here to feed the turtles next week. Some of the couples we met have dropped their anchor here and haven’t moved for two months – it’s very tempting!