“A Day in the life at Canuck Palms” Sunday September 6, 2015
Today is Sunday and unfortunately it marks the end of an amazing two weeks in Exuma. It was nice to enjoy each day and not do very much work at the house. Chase has me up early again to go fish down at the beach. Heather starts packing as we head down. The good thing about being only 5 minutes from the airport is that it gives us more time before we have to go!
Chase spots two needlenose fish in the water about 20 feet from shore. All of a sudden they start skimming across the top of the water in a huge circle chasing each other! It was amazing to watch. I cast out into the middle of them and BAM! The fish puts up a huge fight jumping out of the water as I bring him in.
We let him go and he heads out towards the reef. Chase heads down the beach and before I know it he is yelling “Dad I got a big needlenose!” I meet him halfway down the beach as he fights with the big fish. It jumps from the water several times and Chase finally gets it to the beach. He is so excited and cant wait for a picture to show mom.
We head back to the house and show Heather the pictures. We tidy the house and make some breakfast. I take a few last minute pictures of the house for the website before we go.
Our Air Canada flight leaves at 2, and we normally don’t have to be at the airport any earlier than 1230. We say goodbye to Max and Herode and leave for the airport at 1240 and arrive at 1245. The airport is busy today with a US flight leaving at the same time. I drop off the rental car at Airport Car Rental, and we check in and head through security. Normally we would head across the street to Kermit’s Lounge for a beer but its now after 1 o’clock. We sit in the waiting area while Chase goes to the gift shop like he always does. He picks out a ring with a big shell on top and asks us to buy it. About 20 minutes later we are boarding our plane and heading for home.
Again we love the short flight, its hard to believe we leave at 2 o’clock and shortly after 5 we are going through customs in Toronto. We grab our bags and call valet Park and Fly to let them know we will be arriving soon. Then I run into my parents who are at the airport picking up my uncle Paul who has arrived from BC for a visit. Chase tells everyone about the trip and all the fish he caught. We make it home about an hour later, already missing Exuma. It was an amazing two weeks and I’m sure we will start planning our return to the island very soon. We are set to be back to the house for Christmas which will be a lot of fun. Be sure to find Canuck Palms on twitter, facebook, instagram, and google plus, or our website http://www.canuckpalms.ca for more articles, news, and stories about the beautiful island of Great Exuma!