Our Vacation to Exuma: Day Five

We woke up pretty early so we could stop by Mom’s Bakery for more goodies.

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Before heading out, we took some time to play with the resident hermit crabs.

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

They were all over the driveway, so you know we had to move them to the side, so we didn’t squash them with the car.

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

The kids got a kick out of them.

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

It took a little longer than expected, but we finally made it out the door.

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Someone got a new puppy

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Moms Bakery, Exuma

Exuma, The Bahamas

After a yummy breakfast, a bit of putzing around…

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

And a little more hermit crab fun, we were off and running.

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Hermit Crabs, Exuma

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

We took the Water Taxi over to Stocking Island.

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

The Chat ‘n’ Chill was first on the agenda.

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

You gotta love the sign post!

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

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Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

We chased down some Sting Rays… They were HUGE!

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

And of course, we had a few drinks.

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

New Jersey’s in da house!

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

You can’t go to the Bahamas without having a few sugary, fruity drinks. The only things missing were the little umbrellas! I guess you can’t have it all. Sigh…

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

Chat n Chill, Exuma

After a few relaxing drinks, it was time to hit the beach. The beach at the Chat ‘n’ Chill was too crowded for us, so we decided to go exploring again. And I really do mean exploring. We walked for a few miles around the Island over hills and rocks when we came to an inlet/river…

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

We crossed the inlet…

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Ah… We were onto something. The sign said “Path,” but it was more like a mountainous hike through the jungle.

Exuma, The Bahamas

We climbed…

Exuma, The Bahamas

And climbed…

Exuma, The Bahamas

And climbed.

Exuma, The Bahamas

And then just like a scene from a movie, once you reached a certain point, all of a sudden the jungle opened up and began to clear. As you continued walking, there in the distance, peeking out between the landscape, appeared the bright blue ocean. It was a beautiful sight. It actually gave me the chills. Sigh…

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Florida has some really nice beaches, but things will never be the same. I don’t know if I’ll ever be happy going to the beach at home again. The crowds, the murky water, the crowds, the rough sand, the crowds, the fact that it’s not the Bahamas… Did I mention the crowds?

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

The kids finally found the waves they were looking for!

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

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Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

My husband found the waves too…

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

We were all having a blast until… All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a storm came through. It was pretty scary. It was thundering and lightening. We had no warning and nowhere to take shelter. I ran to cover up the good camera without looking back. And in the confusion, I just kept running. So did my son and nephew. Don’t ask me what I thought I was doing. There was no where to go or run to. We got as far as the inlet and then just stood there and waited… Like a bunch of dummies.

Exuma, The Bahamas

And everyone else? They just hunkered down between the dunes on the path.

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Good grief! Thank goodness, the storm ended as quick as it began. At that point we were all cranky and everyone just wanted to go home.

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

We didn’t have to wait long for the water taxi.

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

And there it is in the distance… The storm! Sheesh!

Exuma, The Bahamas

There was one stop that I insisted on making before going back to the villa.

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We had to stop at the Tropic of Cancer. Yep… THE TROPIC OF CANCER.

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

How cool is that?

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

We were all pretty exhausted that night…

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Except my husband! Or should I say my biggest child? There was still more fun to be had!

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

It was our last night in Exuma.

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

Exuma, The Bahamas

We toasted to a wonderful vacation. Hopefully, there will be many more!

Exuma, The Bahamas

At least we had a few more hours…

Karen

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