So, we’ve returned to Nanny Cay to drop off our guests and to get some work done on the boat. It is a boat after all.
While we were at Nanny Cay, our home away from home. We heard some great news from Peter, the operations manager for Horizon. A boat that he’s been meticulously restoring is ready to return to the water. Here is a picture of Amanda being launched. It’s always a great day when a “new” boat gets to be on the water.
She’s a pretty boat and Peter has done a great job as he does with our boat.
One thing about being around the coast or around the sea is that sooner or later you will find someone who has a shark’s tooth necklace or some other piece of jewelry. A shark’s tooth likely means something in society’s collective psyche, but I think it’s just kind of neat.
Sharks are you may or may not know, grow teeth all the time. The teeth fall out before they are even ground done by the teeth coming in behind or in front of them. They do not grow under the previous tooth as they do in children’s teeth.
So, imagine our surprise when we went to get some baked goods at Pam’s Kitchen in Anegada and we discovered a box of sharks teeth. Caroline asked if they were for sale and the person said, “Yes, I think so. But, come back tomorrow so I can find out how much.” So, she did come back the next day and picked up a bunch of them for the kids, us and the Jacksons.
Just recently, I cleaned all of our sharks teeth. I thought about toothpaste for a moment, but then went to the source of all knowledge… the Internet. The general consensus seemed to be mild detergent, apple cider vinegar and some scrubbing. Then, baby oil for sheen and to help keep it.
Here is an example of what we found after it was cleaned.
Okay, this is where it’s going to get a little confusing. It is birthday season in the Frazer Family and I did ask you to wish Noah a Happy Birthday. Well, now you get to see the cake that Caroline scrambled together from stuff that she could find. We weren’t completely provisioned at this point to say the least. But, it was gooooood!
And, this is the kind of view that you’d like to have on your birthday. Or, at least, I would. 🙂
The other thing that the Bitter End has is sailing. Now, yes, we can sailing Legend all around the North Sound (a large enclosed bay). But, there is also access to Hobie Cats and Lasers.
On one of the two days we spent at the Bitter End with Jacksons, Ethan, Noah, Kieran and the kids from another family went out with one of the kids camp counsellors for a sail on a Hobie Cat. Fun. And, I believe they learned more about sailing too!
Next we head with the Jacksons to a small island right next door called Sandy Cay. It’s bigger than Sandy Spit and I’ve been trying to get Caroline to have an opportunity to come ashore instead of just looking at it as we pass. This time she was able to…. and she found flora…
And, fauna of a sort. Remember that old song, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” Well, I’m not sure why Ethan needed to carry Matthew but he did. And, Matthew is not light.
Great shot of Kieran climbing in a tree. Lots of climbing in our adventures.
A little more art…
And, Deb and Kieran climbing up the side of the hill on Sandy Cay.
So, White Bay. It’s the home of the Soggy Dollar Bar which is home to the Painkiller. The Soggy Dollar Bar got it’s name because originally a long time ago, the only people who could get here were sailors. The way that many of them came ashore was to jump in the water and swim. Thus, their money became wet and started a legendary BVI bar.
As you can see, things have changed. Now the bay is very crowded even in this part of the off season. And, the bay is very very shallow. We barely make it in there. It was tricky finding a safe spot to anchor and it became interesting to watch as others came in to the bay through the channel in the reef and then would plunk down in some really inappropriate places including very close to Legend. Anyway, many of the boats were day boats and took off in the afternoon. The swell that we were experiencing also died down….. which….
left smiles on our faces. (A self portrait of Deb and Caroline)
And, also left us with a lovely sunset and a lot more room.