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A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

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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