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A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

28 December, 2016

Well Chase gets his wish and we drive to Augusta Bay again for breakfast.  We enjoy omelettes and pancakes and watch the water taxi come and pick up some people to go to Stocking Island and Chat n Chill.  After breakfast we head into town to run some errands.  Heather and Chase drop me off at BTC and I run in and pay my bill with Lionella.  I meet them back at the car and they were successful at grabbing some 2017 Exuma brochures from the travel office.  We like to have some at the house for our guests and bring some home to Canada to hand out.  Chase is excited as he saw his friend Roger who he knows from Grand Isle.  Roger told Chase that he has since left Grand Isle Resort and is now providing guest tours to see the swimming pigs.  His company is called “Triple A”.

We swing by Bal Sounds Electric near the laundromat to pick up an SD card for Chase’s new Gopro.  After that I drop Heather off at the market and she runs in to grab a few things (lettuce, cheese, chips,  etc).  I leave Chase watching the parrot fish at the dock and I run into the hairdressing shop to purchase fresh grouper and lobster tails for dinner.  The hairdresser’s husband is a spear fisherman and sells his fresh catch right out of the shop.  Next we reserve a 19 foot power cat boat from Minns Water Sports for next Tuesday.  Hopefully the weather holds up that day as we will be out and about around the cays in Elizabeth Harbour.  We then make a stop at Darville Lumber and look for beach chairs. Unfortunately they didn’t have the ones we wanted.  Looks like we will be shipping from Nassau again.

Halfway home we make a stop at Prime Island Meats in Hoopers Bay.  Ron and Dale set us up with fresh pizza shells, ham, onion, green pepper and steak.  We love this place.

We drop off the groceries and are dying to get to the beach.  Its already after lunch, so we slip up the road to Farmer’s Hill and set up at Flamingo Beach.  Once again we have another beach to ourselves!  I slip home to grab the wallet and make a stop at the liquor store at Emerald Bay for a case of kalik, some Sands Raddlers, and some wine.  We spend a couple hours at the beach and get home around 430.

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Flamingo Beach

Chase and I grab our fishing gear and walk to the beach near the house.  The water is rough, the waves are quite high.  We fish with large bait hooks and squid that we bought from Tracy Bowes convenience store around the corner.  We get several bites, and Chase almost lands a bonefish!  We think we may have to try smaller hooks the next time we fish if we want bonefish.  We return to the house and have a refreshing outdoor shower.  We also make sure we rinse off the salt from the rods and reels so they don’t rust and seize up.

I’m looking forward to cooking dinner on the bbq….fresh steak and lobster.  I bbq while the sun sets, with a glass of wine listening to the waves.

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view of the sunset of the back deck

It was another great day.  Rumor has it we may be heading to Cocoplum Beach tomorrow!  My Fav!  (Or one of them anyway).

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A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

27 December, 2016

Chase decides to hang out at the house while we head down for our walk on the beach.  We walk to the end of the beach and back and see a rare sight….two other people sitting in the sand enjoying the view.  Usually we don’t see anyone on the beach.  We hang out for a while watching the waves crash onto shore.  The temperature is perfect today.

We head back to the house and i make eggs for everyone as Heather and Chase pack up the car for the day at the beach.  We make sure we have the snorkel equipment, fish spear, beach towels, beach tent, SUP board, skim board, and the fishing poles.  We take off for Little Exuma a little after 9 am.

We stop at the bridge to Little Exuma so Chase can check for sharks and barracuda.  The bridge is one of Chase’s popular fishing locations.  We arrive a short time later at the beach at Forbes Hill.  There are a couple people on the beach enjoying the scenery.  We find our spot on the beach and set up the chairs.  Easy to find a spot when you pretty much have the beach to yourself.

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amazing Forbes Hill

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this cute potcake says hi

We decide to check out Rolletown and the Haulover Bay Restaurant so we can report back to our upcoming guests.  As we drive down the road and park in front we are blown away at the view of Moriah Harbour.  We stay for a couple hours.  The owners are super friendly, and Chase enjoyed hearing fishing stories from one of the locals “Fat Freddy”.

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Chase makes a new friend
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the view at Haulover Bay Restaurant

We arrived home just before dinner, tired from the day in the sun.  Herode stops by to grab the garbage to take to the dump and we surprise him with his Christmas gift.  We arrange a night to have him and Max over for dinner.

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Merry Christmas Herode!

We decide to make dinner easy and slip up the road to Emerald Bay Pub to order pizza.  We swim and wave jump at the beach near the house then go to the pub.  We enjoy a kalik and a rum punch while we wait for our large pineapple pizza.  I end the night with a glass of wine while I type the previous days blog.  I have a feeling we will be heading to Flamingo Beach tomorrow on Paradise Bay!!

 

 

 

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A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms    Boxing day 2016

We wake up just before 7 am and enjoy a coffee on the back deck.  I update some social media for Canuck Palms hoping the internet doesn’t crash as it often does.  We all enjoy some time down at the beach before we head to Augusta Bay for breakfast.  We arrive at Augusta Bay about 930 just as a heavy rain starts.  Chase enjoys his pancakes and bacon, and Heather and I our happy we ordered omelettes.  The rain stops as we jump back in the car and head towards town.

I grab some money at the Royal Bank instant teller.  All the stores, or most of them, are closed on the island because it is a holiday.  We continue east of town and stop at February to see if we can purchase some gift cards for our guests at the Rusty Anchor restaurant.  It unfortunately was closed.

We stop back in Georgetown to visit the Straw Market and the Regatta Site.  Chase checks out various spots to fish later in the week.  Heather tries to find Geraldine at the market to fix a bracelet we bought from her last trip but she hadn’t arrived yet.

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Public School
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Straw Market
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Police Station

We stop at Hoopers Bay on the way back to the house.  Usually we are more prepared and would have squid to feed the sea turtles.  We set up our chairs and Chase heads down the beach to the furthest dock to get a glimpse of the turtles.  The water isn’t as calm as usual but is still breathtaking.

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Santa’s helper enjoying Hoopers Bay

Our friend Wade drops by the house shortly after we arrive home to remind us of the Junkanoo tonight in Georgetown. Wade is an Auxiliary Police Officer and always works at the parade.  We walk down to the beach for one last dip and Chase enjoys using his skimboard.  We return to the house, have a pasta dinner, and get ready for the Junkanoo!

We arrive to town just as it starts.  We are lucky to find a parking spot as the streets are jam packed.  This year the Junkanoo organizers charge admission, 10 dollars per adult and 3 dollars for Chase.  We see many familiar faces at the parade, including our friend Emmerson who is leading one of the bands.

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Junkanoo

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We get back around 10 pm, and turn in a short time later.  Tomorrow is another day, we will decide in the morning where our next adventure will be.  Forbes Hill?  Fishing on Little Exuma?  Maybe Cocoplum Beach!?

 

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CHRISTMAS IN EXUMA!!  25 December, 2016

We arrive at the valet “Park n Fly” at about 640 am near the Toronto airport.  We unload the luggage just in time to catch the valet shuttle to the airport.  Chase is super excited and doesn’t even seem tired even though he was up opening gifts from Santa at 330 am at home.  The airport is busy but not as bad as I thought.  We make our way to gate E76 and wait to board our Air Canada direct flight to Exuma!

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Exuma Blue

The flight is less than three hours and before we know it we land at the Moss Town Airport.  It is sunny and warm with a light breeze.  The view from the air always blows us away!

I slide across the parking lot to Airport Car Rental and pick up the Toyota Corolla.  Within half an hour of arriving at the airport we are on our way to the house.  What makes it even better is that we pull into our driveway 5 minutes later!  The house looks great, Herode has really kept the property looking nice while we were away.  We can’t believe how green the grass is.

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Grass and Palm Trees have turned out great

We say hi to Herode and wish him a Merry Christmas.  He has been working hard on our neighbor’s lawn as well.  We plan on having Herode and our painter Max over this week for dinner.

Chase can’t wait to get to the beach so we grab a kalik and a couple of beach chairs and walk down.  The water is a little more rough than usual.  Again we have the beach all to ourselves.  We walk the beach and Chase and I go for a swim.  We head back to the house, load up the car and drive a couple minutes up the road to Emerald Bay.  We spend about an hour on the beach.  The Emerald Bay straw market is closed because it is Christmas Day.  After the beach we take a drive around the golf course at Emerald Bay and check out the marina.

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The beach near the house all to ourselves

We slip home and change out of our wet swim suits and head back to Emerald Bay.  We decide to try Emerald Bay Pub and Grill, as some of our recent guests have said the food was great.  While we watched football and basketball on the big tv screens we enjoyed hamburgers and pizza.  Delicious.

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Emerald Pub and Grill

After being up since 330 am we are looking forward to a good night sleep.  Soon after we get home we turn in.  Chase of course decides to sleep on the big queen couch even though we have a big king bed in the second bedroom.  Chase has a request for tomorrow….to go to our favorite spot for breakfast…..Augusta Bay!