“A Day in the Life at Canuck Palms”

Airplane views and Exuma Blues….

We are up at 3 am to drive to Pearson Airport. We are flying Air Canada to Nassau, then island hopping to Exuma on Bahamas Air. Can’t wait to get out of the cold!

We had about 5 hours in between flights so we took a cab to Compass Point Resort for lunch. This resort used to be a music studio owned by music producer Chris Blackwell of Island Records. Famous musicians recorded albums there in the 80’s, including U2, ACDC, Bob Marley, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones! So much history!

A kalik and an amazing view!

We grab our flight just before 6pm and make the short half hour flight over the beautiful Exuma Cays and quickly arrive in Exuma.

Even when its cloudy and close to dark the Exumas are still beautiful

We land just after 630 and walk across the road to Airport Car Rental after getting our luggage. It was nice that they stayed open until we arrived so that we could pick up our Toyota Carolla.

We drive straight to Tracy Bowes Convenience store just around the corner from Canuck Palms. We pick up pasta, cheese, hot dogs, water, bread and juice. We also bought squid for Chase to fish with.

We love walking into the house when we first arrive. Cynthia and her team do a wonderful job keeping the house so clean! We unpack and get settled in. I make Heather a rum punch, and I pour a glass of white wine. We do our nightly “walk about” around the property and admire how big the palm trees are getting. We also notice how amazing the gardens look! Our gardener has done all the gardens in top soil and mulch! Also a great surprise…. two new palm trees!

We relax on the couch and watch a movie before we turn in early. Can’t wait to sleep in those new Vera Wang sheets!

We get up early and relax on the back deck with a coffee. We have some running around to do today. Around 830 we head out towards town looking forward to breakfast. We drop into BTC and top up some minutes on the house cell phone. We finally get to Club Peace and Plenty for breakfast. The view is amazing!

Club Peace and Plenty

Heather has eggs benedict, Chase has his favorite pancakes, and I have a romo omelette. While we enjoy the morning, Heather corresponds with our guests that were here last week.

Work with a view. Heather corresponds with our recent guests.

Chase playing the “Bimini Ring Toss” game.

We walk back towards Exuma Market. I pop into the liquor store and buy some kalik mango radlers and a case of kalik light. Heather runs into the grocery store and grabs milk, pop, and fruit punch. We then make our way to Exuma Building Supplies for water, then pay our electrical bill at Bahamas Power and Light Company. Heather walks next store to Prime Island Meats and finds hamburgers, salad dressing, lettuce, cucumber and bacon.

We arrive back to the house around 1230. Its beach time!! Chase gets his fishing equipment ready and I pack the cooler and the beach bag. I take care of a couple business phone calls while Heather and Chase walk to the beach. They enjoy a quick swim, play beach volleyball, and go for a run to get their daily cardio fix.

When Heather and Chase return we drive a short distance up the road to Emerald Bay โคโค๐Ÿ’ง. Chase runs over to the creek in an attempt to see the large tarpon that he missed catching in December. The water is stunning!

Emerald Bay

Chase grabs his fishing gear and runs off to fish in the creek. Heather and I set up the beach chairs, table and beach umbrella. I cant wait to sit and just stare at that Exuma Blue!! ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

Beer Time!

Casting his cast net to catch bait

First fish on the fly rod

We see Chase fishing with one of the local kids. He’s having a great time. He yells over…. “Dad it’s Trevor!!” Chase had finally found his friend Trevor that he has hung out with so many times over the past couple of years.

Chase finally bumps into his friend Trevor again!

We take Trevor to his house to get changed and drive to Big D’s for a drink. The kids play on the beach and snorkel while Heather and I have a beer. Chase hangs out with some of the local kids and tells stories of how cold it is in Canada, and how much snow we have! โ„โ„

We drop Trevor at home and get back to the house before dark. Our gardener has finished off the gardens…. they look amazing! We all have showers and I get dinner ready…..pasta, salad and hamburgers.

We finish off the night watching a family movie together. Big plans for tomorrow…. Cocoplum Beach?! Chat n Chill!? Maybe Rolleville!? ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด

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