December 9, 2011.
We went for a mile swim today. We took a 2 pound lobster as soon as we hit the water and the rest of the swim was spent looking at every rock and piece of coral we saw. One is better than nothing so we headed home for lunch. I didn't have any trouble with my ears so it seems that Christy's magical cure did the trick.
After lunch we set out to find some fabled ocean side beaches to the south. Again we found ourselves walking along a fairly clean beach. No flotsam or jetsam, pretty much nothing. Unlike other places we've been, I guess the currents just don't hit this section of the Banks like it does in other places.
Speaking of junk on the beach. As you know from past postings, a lot of the ocean side beaches are covered with the flotsam of mankind. In the past 5 years it would be fair to say that we've seen 10,000 shoes washed up on shore. You'll see a fairly distinctive shoe and think to yourself “I think I just saw the mate to that one, but where? Was it earlier or was it yesterday, was it even this island?” A few days ago, Bill from Alibi II removed all doubt when he found a matched pair of sneakers.
One of the cool things about being behind the small cay between Black Point and Staniel Cay is that were just off the highway.