For the past three summers our family has travelled to some part of the Abacos. (group of islands in the Bahamas). The past two summers we have stayed in/near Hope Town. This summer we decided to mix it up a little and try a new place. We stayed in Green Turtle Cay. We had a wonderful week long trip, with only minor weather problems (definitely not as bad as last year’s weather!) We were extra lucky in that we stayed in a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L house right on the beach! You could snorkel a reef less than 20 ft off the shore. Our boat was also awesome, it never broke, it ran wonderfully, and it got us around safely. So…how did we spend our week in paradise?? Well, let me show you in a few of the MANY pictures snapped last week!
We stumbled on the location one of the fishing guides stops each day for lunch, where we met some extra friendly stingrays! I was a little apprehensive at first, but then warmed up to them! They would let you pet them, because they thought we had food! (sorry guys!)
I did some research to find snorkelling spots, since most of the reefs were out in the ocean (and it was too rough due to the weather). I discovered two wrecks on the inner side of the islands. It was low tide, so some of the wreck was above water but we saw some pretty fish!
and last but not least we saw a SEA TURTLE! This was one of the most incredible things ever. The turtle swam RIGHT up to Ryan and I as we stood perfectly still in the water (with sharks swimming by us too). Of course my underwater camera decided to jam, so I will have to rely on my mental image of this moment!
All in all it was a great trip…we are already hard at work deciding where we want to go for next year’s summer vacation (and no I am not too old for family vacations!)