Hilary took a ton of great people pictures. Here are a few of the ones that I like.
Sam and Matthew…. kids in a deep mature conversation?
Or, kids just getting ready to be kids again? Can you see how much Matthew likes Georgia? Yup, they’re buddies too!
The Machan Clan and Noah. As an aside, our boys were due for a haircut. So, we actually bought some shears down here and they now have “crew” cuts. Sorry, I had to. But, they are short. Pay attention to the pictures as the hair length changes.
Here are some more pics taken by Hilary…okay, they’re from her camera at least. And, another shot of Caroline, ya.
And of the good ship Legend.
I’ve not shown you the entrance to the famous Caves. Here they are:
A shot of the galley, where all the “magic” happens. 🙂
Hungry crew ready for dinner. Two tables, one for the parents, one for the kids.
The morning after…. if the ship could only talk.
The magnetic bow… “Daddy, can we go up to the front?”
Game and Drawing Central…
Planning to conquer the world? the Caribbean? Or, perhaps just the next week’s activities.
My buddy Georgia and my other buddy Caroline… playing a new game. (Thanks Devins)
It’s time to do a bit of a retrospective on the Machans trip to visit us. Hilary took a few pictures (actually more than 1300) that I want to sample and share with you.
First, at the beginning of their trip, she got a bunch of nice shots of Nanny Cay, our home port. So, here they are. And, thanks Hilary.
Nanncy Cay has a neat sign made out of broken tile.
The lovely boat Legend
The beach at the Nanncy Cay complex
The pool at the Nanny Cay complex
Genaker’s is the restaurant that we frequent for breakfast….think M&M pancakes.
Not sure, but I think we might have to publish a coffee table book… “Sunsets of the Caribbean”
Perhaps Caroline should send this one to Maui Jim. Not for the model but for the artistic and editorial content.
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to group pictures…. sometimes you gotta just say… shells and boys, they go together.
Okay, here’s a really different shell. Hadn’t quite seen anything like it… although I guess that’s not much of a statement given everything is unique.
Now for the kids side of things… all action, all the time. Give them a beach and it’s interesting to see how a game, competition or commentated sports spectacle breaks out.
Some great conversations happen on Anegada. Here, my buddy Georgia and I are deep in a conversation about Predictably Irrationality. No, seriously, we are. Okay, I was really just showing here the book.
We find ourselves again in Anegada with guests. In fact, we find ourselves on the exact same taxi… It is Lil Bit. Yes, that is his name…. Lil Bit. That’s one thing about the Caribbean. People, especially men, will often go by a nickname. And, the nicknames can be very different. Lil Bit, for example, or Stinky, or Early, or Charlie (Do you remember George from Barbuda? Everyone on the island would call him Charlie…)
More blue… a really great colour….
Some huge coral….
This time I didn’t see a shark…. but, I did get a chance to swim with a turtle for a while… so, that’s okay.
It was great to see the next generation of sailor take the wheel. They all did very well including…
And, yes, Georgia too… although I’ll have to find a picture of her behind the wheel. Stay tuned.
Apparently, in our adventures with Machins, everyone came across a new type of rock…. The Harrison. They found this rock lying amongst a bunch of other rocks and was quite hard to make out.
While the Machans were down, some of the crew went off to explore a new place we’d not been to before around Prickly Pear Island. They got to the site by dinghy from the Bitter End.
Here are couple of the new things they saw.
A Sea Biscuit. It’s about 10 cm long, a few cm wide and a couple of cm thick.
A giant Pompano fish.
We do getting to the Bitter End Yacht Club. It’s a little out of the way and only accessible by water. And, yet, it has many amenities.
It has beautiful views… in this case, of the Saba Rock Resort…
Or, just open ocean…. [igniore the horizon…. sometimes the land sways more than the ocean does.]
And, this time, they had a water trampoline out…. FUN!
The Baths survive another visit from the Frazers and their guests. Someone asked us if we don’t get tired of going to some of the same places with each set of guests. The answer… no. It’s different each time. Each group sees different things, or has different interests or priorities. So, it’s always fun. Especially with places like The Baths where it is so amazingly unique and beautiful.
Sometimes what you’re snorkelling in is very shallow. Here is Blair demonstrating the “Don’t get scraped by sea urchins” pose.
Not sure what Noah is doing here…. I’m cold maybe?
Beautiful shell in the water. Probably about a foot across.
The Machans have had a great deal of success under the water. Here is some of what they saw…
A pretty cool experience for kids… the climbing tree on Trellis Bay. Whether at a Full Moon party or not, the Machans and other guests have been able to enjoy this tree that has ropes and netting and is lit up at night. Here are the kids enjoying some monkey moments.
It’s amazing what kind of games they think up… and how complicated the rules can get. 🙂
At Trellis Bay there is a beach you can trek to for some pretty good beachcombing. Within the Machan and Frazer families, there are 2 intrepid beachcombers – Georgia and Noah.
By the time their visit is over, we’ll likely have had all the Machans helming Legend. It’s a lot of fun having people take her for a drive. So far, Blair, Sam and Harrison have steered. Tomorrow we’ll get at least Georgia driving us.
One thing I should likely do is pay more attention to what the boys are talking about with their friends that come down. Sometimes it’s interesting! I wonder what Ethan and Sam are discussing here? Almost looks like Sam is going to scratch something off Ethan’s back. Hmmm, we could all play create a caption… 🙂
I’ll start…. “Now, don’t worry. This won’t hurt a bit!”