We head down to the beach for our morning run, the weather is beautiful today. After our run we head back to the house, and I make breakfast for everyone…..steak and eggs, with hashbrowns. Our friend Herode drops over and is so excited to see us, especially Chase. Herode looks after our gardens and landscaping and does an amazing job. He plans on replacing a couple palm trees this week that we had lost in some high winds.
After breakfast we pack up for the beach. We are heading to the stunning Emerald Bay, which is so close to the house. We set up our beach chairs just down from the straw market on the beach. Its nice to see “Bahama Mama” again. She shares some of her stories as we look over her Exuma items for sale. We have the perfect spot underneath the pine trees, with a view of Emerald Bay, Sandals, and Grand Isle Resort.
Chase heads out to snorkel, hoping to find the sea turtle that we saw last time here. Heather and I lounge in the water with a Kalik, and Gloria sips on a Kalik Radler in her beach chair. We are in no rush to leave here today.
We pack up mid afternoon and head just down the road to the house to change into some dry clothes. Chase wants to visit his friend Emmerson who works at Grand Isle resort. We will head there for lunch and to show Gloria the resort. We have been fortunate to get to know Emmerson and the staff at the resort over the last few years. We arrive to see Roger, Emmerson and several others around the restaurant and pool. Chase takes off with Emmerson down to the beach. We have an amazing lunch at Palapa Grill….pizza, artichoke and spinach dip, and a shrimp salad. After lunch Chase heads out to snorkel the reef. He returns with a new friend an hour later, seeing barracuda, Nassau grouper, and several other species of fish. We arrive back at the house a couple hours later.
Every store on the island is out of squid, which is a bit of a dilemma for Chase and I as that’s what we use for bait for fishing. We gather up our gear and stroll down to our beach around five o’clock. We try fishing with some leftover scraps, get a few bites but no luck. We hoped to land a bonefish or two so we could use them for bait. Will try again tomorrow. We end the day with a swim in the warm water, and head back to the house for an outdoor shower. We end the night with a late dinner and watching some tv. Early to bed as we will be up early again to head to another beach for the day!