John & Anne Wiley

2013/04/01

On The Beach

Today we took the short boat ride from Pelican Bay to the beach.

1211 Boat Ride

1211 Boat Ride

This settlement of Lucaya’s claim to fame is this sailboat that was featured in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

1215 Ghost Ship

1215 Ghost Ship

Within sight of probably the largest beach resort on this second most populous Bahamian island there were more shorebirds than people on Easter Sunday.

1220 Beach Gathering

1220 Beach Gathering

In the other direction a lone person is barely visible in the row of thatched shelters.

1218 Quiet Beach

1218 Quiet Beach

Anne was fascinated by the helpless parachute riders being towed behind a power boat. We talked about how it could be fun, but compared with Tripp maybe a bit boring. Watching this made me want to go flying again. 🙂

1217 Parachute Ride

1217 Parachute Ride

After an hour on this beach we rode the boat back to the Peli, walked across the street to our hotel, then went for a longer walk beyond. On that less crowded beach we met this seabird soaring on the wind of an approaching storm, cocking its head as if curious why we were on the ground.

1225 Skilled Aviator

1225 Skilled Aviator

Walking back to change for dinner, I noticed a tiny patch of sand moving. It was this crab so well camouflaged we nearly stepped on it.

1250 Invisible Companion

1250 Invisible Companion

I’ve accentuated the contrast so you can see it. Taking this photo required many attempts, because the camera couldn’t see the crab so I had to point in the general direction and snap.

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