We spent yesterday snorkeling on the West End Bay reef. We saw lots of interesting coral and colorful fish. The Parrot Fish are the easiest for us to spot and id. We love to watch their fins fluttering so gently as the nibble the corral with their weird-looking mouths. After a couple of hours of fish chasing, we dingied to shore for a look around. There are lots of tourists shops and bars lining the shore-side road. The beach here is coarse sand and hardened coral called iron coral.
Thumbs up on the spicy michelados at the West End Bar overlooking the anchorage. We sat around here watching the dive boats go back and forth. The divers hanging around all look very tan and fit. We feel a little out-of-shape, especially after that exhausting two hours floating around on the reef.
Lily is the only one with any kind of fitness routine on board. She is working on catching up with some schoolwork this weekend since we missed school this week. As usual, between subjects, she has to go get a jib climb in. There are a few “Yoga OnBoard” type books out there so perhaps Lily will someday be the author of “Jib Climbing Fitness in 10 Minutes.”
We watched the sun set behind our neighboring boat, SV Unplugged, both nights here. Sometime this week, we plan to move the boat a little further east on the island to French Harbor and scope out the marina options there. It is a little windy today, though, so it’ll be a lazy Saturday reading, studying Spanish and swimming.