It was a tight squeeze, meandering through a narrow canal in shallow water.
Approaching the multi-colored condos near the marina
The 3 1/2 mile National Geographic acclaimed beach in all its glory.
We were there during a fishing tournament and learned there were sand castle building lessons. We missed them but still enjoyed the castle built during the demonstration.
Gorgeous water in the crescent shaped Treasure Cay beach
Tropical Storm Andrea was not going to ruin our day
A close up of the sandcastle - let it be noted that this was built 3 days earlier and had endured a tremendous amount of rain!
These are yummy, gooey, famous for a good reason, cinnamon rolls from the local bakery. Thanks Craig, for getting up at the crack of dawn to make sure we scored these babies!
Porter and Kate being silly as they make their own graduation decorations
We thought since we had a successful 'boat school' year, everyone deserved a little pomp and circumstance! Complete with diplomas, speeches and a party.
Kate shows off her diploma
Bryson receives his diploma from teacher Erica and principle Chris!
Maggie so happy she graduated, it was a close one! HA HA, just kidding
Party cupcakes with diploma hats - made and decorated by the kids
May we present The Boat School Class of 2013!
And congratulations to the parents, oh, I mean the teachers too!
Great Guana Cay
Moving right along, we motored directly into the wind to get across the bay to Great Guana Cay, a unique barrier island. It was a tight anchorage but with our shallow draft, we snuck up in front of the pack. The cove next door was called Kidd Cove, named after the pirate. This is a lively island with people flocking from all over on Sunday afternoons for the pig roast. We, of course, didn't want to miss out on the fun, so we made sure we were there in time for a late lunch/early dinner.
This is THE place to be on Sunday afternoons for the pig roast
This was the scene as we approached Nipper's.
What you can't experience is the pulsating, obnoxiously loud music blaring from all directions. As we got a little closer, we could see the type of crowd that was gathered - a bazillion 20-somethings hanging all over each other in skimpy swim suits, drinking and smoochin'. It didn't take us long to decide it wasn't a kid-friendly place. We grabbed all of them by the hands and escorted them through the crowd as quickly as possible - hoping they wouldn't see any x-rated scenes.
Nippers from the beach side
This was the beautiful beach by Nippers
There was some good snorkeling just off the beach
Kid friendly sand digging
Since we didn't stay for the pig roast at Nippers, we went back to 'our' side of the island and got burgers at Grabbers.
A pool at the bar - this was a common theme in the Caribbean
Olivia hanging out in the hammock
Bryson and Maggie playing the ring on the hook game
Awe, aren't they cute
Cute street signs on Great Guana Cay