A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

30 December, 2016

Chase treats us to pancakes this morning which is a nice surprise.  We pack up the car shortly after 9am and head towards town.  We stop at AID and buy some new door mats for the house.  We swing by Darville Lumber and purchase some paint for the front door of the house and the ceiling.

We stop at Jolly Hall beach just before we get to town, close to Hideaways Beach Club.  This is where Chase found his first starfish years ago.  We set up the beach chairs and walk the beach.  We have an amazing day.  I see a sea turtle swim past me…a baby one.  Chase flies his kite again up and down the beach.

Jolly Hall Beach


We pack up mid afternoon and stop by the Exuma Market and Prime Island Meats for New Years Eve munchies.  When we arrive home Heather prepares fresh pizza, and Chase and I drive around the corner to Bowes Convenience for water and some snacks.

pizza night


We get a call at dinner time from our friend Wade.  He invites us to Georgetown tonight for the annual Exuma Police Christmas party!  We gladly say yes and get ready to go as soon as we are finished our pizza!  We arrive at the police station around 7pm and meet Wade.  Chase runs to the car and brings Wade his Christmas present.  The music has started and you can smell the chicken and ribs cooking on the bbq.

locked up in Exuma
Exuma Christmas Party 2016

What a great night.  Wade introduces us to his Commanding Officer, and we get the chance to sit down with the retired Deputy Commissioner of the Bahamas Police Force.  What an experience.  We are so glad we came.  Thank you Wade again for bringing us to such a great event.  We arrive home just after 10pm.  Tomorrow is a big day…New Years Eve in Exuma!


A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms

December 29, 2016

No running into town this morning which is nice.  We relax at the house and lay in the lounge chairs on the back deck.  Heather responds to some inquiries from people wanting to book Canuck Palms in January.  We decide we better head to Cocoplum Beach which is a must when we are in Exuma. We pack up the car and drive west just after 12 o’clock, and arrive to beautiful Cocoplum Beach about 15 minutes later.  On our drive we pull over to look at some of the damage from Hurricane Matthew.  The water tower in Steventon is almost bent in half from the 140 mph winds that the island experienced.

aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
view from abandoned beach bar at Cocoplum Beach

Chase gets out his kite which he flies every time he is at Cocoplum Beach.  I set up the two hammocks in the trees just out front of the abandoned beach bars.  Chase flies his kite for a while then Heather and Chase walk down the beach to the sandbar to hunt for starfish and sand dollars.  They walk for what seems like miles in ankle deep windex blue water.

Chase and his kite

I pull the Red Paddle SUP board out of the trunk and inflate it.  We always keep the SUP board in the trunk and use it several times a week.  Chase and Heather SUP for over an hour in the shallow waters.

Stand Up Paddle

We enjoy the whole afternoon at the beach.  We get some great shots of Chase skim boarding across the tops of the sandbars.


We have a easy dinner when we get home….grilled cheese and ham.  We had planned to head to Grand Isle to help Emmerson with the Junkanoo and bonefire.  At the last minute Chase decides he wants to fish at the beach again at the house.  Chase and I fish for about an hour and Chase lands a small market fish.  It will be perfect to use as bait the next time we fish.   Today was amazing….we were glad we got to Cocoplum and hope to get there another day this trip!  Tomorrow we have some running around to do to get some things for the New Years party at Barry and Donna’s house.