Sunday, October 24, 2010

Don't Forget Your Passport

In addition to me hanging out near the pool, you'll probably see these guys too.  Iguanas.  They hide in all the rocks that edge a corner of the pool and they are really fun to watch!  Once in a while one gets into the pool and I always try to help him out.  They can swim very fast!

Although I don't know this for sure, people on the island have told me that they (iguanas) make a delicious soup.  Ewwwwwwww!

On the northeastern side of the island, where the terrain is rougher, there are cactus like these everywhere...oh and wild donkeys, too!  But don't try to pet them!!  Sorry for the lousy picture...:(

Remember to bring your passport and you just have to go snorkeling at a place called Baby Beach!!!  You can walk way out, feeling the warm water as you venture out further and further.  Then, when the water is about shoulder high, you begin to feel cold water and a much stronger current.  That's because of the way the current flows in.  That current is so strong that it can literally sweep you off your feet.  Since you are wearing flippers (and you have to!) because you DO NOT want to step on any urchins, I would simply recommend that you just go under and begin swimming.  Then as you swim towards the huge reef, you begin to feel like Jacques Cousteau himself, you see the MOST BEAUTIFUL AMAZING SEA CREATURES!!  You know those yellow and black stripped small fish you see in all the tropical fish books...they are everywhere!!  Oh, and if you can bring some type of snack for the fish...bring leftover bagels and then break them up.  The fish go crazy!!!  They are so colorful and breathtaking!  It's as if you're right in the middle of an aquarium swimming among them...:)  There are urchins, Parrot Fish, Barracuda ( out for those), all kinds of eels, and fish just about every color, size and shape you can imagine!!  I could go on and on...but I don't want to spoil it for you!

When you go, I hope you have fun and if you do, think of me...:) And come home with lots of memories!


Cathy said...

First glance at the Iguana picture I only noticed the rocks. They definitely blend in the rocks. Pretty cool photo.

Verde Farm said...

Wow--I didn't even see the iguana --had to look twice. So Fun!

Tiggeriffic said...

When I went to Nassau with my daughter many years ago we went to Rose Island and snorkled.. Had the same experience that you did.. I only wished I had bought one of those underwater cameras.. The fish that came to eat the bread were spectactular..~! Like you said just like being in a big salt-water fish aquarium..


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