Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snorkling Excursion

On Wednesday joined a snorkling excursion
organized by Stuart Cove's
- pick up time at 8.30am at the hotel
.
- the bus took us to South Ocean Beach
where the boats're waiting
.
First stop was close to Goulding Cay
- here it was also possible to feed fish
.
The staff gave good instructions
and helped people to go into the water
.

Second stop was near Nygård Cay
which is named after Finnish-born Peter Nygård
whose house burnt down a couple of years ago
-still looks quite dramatic
- locals told that he has already started rebuilding it
.
Personal "submarines"
- funny looking!
- absolutely too scary to try one!
.
.
The reef was full of colourful fish species
- was told not to touch the coral,
because it could cause a burning painful feeling for a long time
.
Last stop was to meet some sharks....
- the instructions were very strict:
no feeding
no splashing
at least one hand on the rope,
other hand next to body
- a bait of rotten fish was placed in the bottom
to atract sharks
.
After everyone got back to the boat,
the staff was feeding the shark
and they came up near the surface
.
.
Back in Nassau had lunch at
Jamaican-Bahamian restaurant
- full of locals,
no tourist at all
Fried whole snapper
with typical side dishes:
rice'n beans & plantain
- good, rather spicy
.

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