We were at the beach by 10 am and after unloading the car we headed out for a “family snorkel”. We saw eagle rays, tons of huge parrotfish, trunkfish, filefish, an eel, spectacular coral formations, and so much more. It was really one of the most amazing snorkels of my life. It was just a few amazing hours of peaceful tranquility exploring a beautiful undersea world. The water was chilly but S and I stayed out longer than ever before and had an incredible time. This was a new beginning of snorkeling for both of us, be had both had some some skittish moments in the past but after experiencing the tranquility of Parrotfish Beach we were new women.
He fished from the kayak for about 45 minutes then came back in and grabbed D for another epic snorkel. S and I decided that books and beer sounded better to us so we stayed put. I was equally glad to have S around so I could get in some lounge time with my tanning buddy while D kept the human hummingbird company. The boys paddled the kayak out to a different area to check out some new reefs and wound up staying out there for HOURS!
We were all pretty pooped after our big day so we really had to drag ourselves to the fish fry, but we made it just in time for the sunset. It was the Eleuthera Jazz Festival so it was not the traditional fish fry that we were used to, but we really enjoyed the more casual atmosphere. We all ordered chicken and coleslaw which was delicious as usual but I really miss the conch fritters from the pre-pavilion days. D bought a round of rum bubbas, but thankfully spared me when I resisted, S's resistance on the other hand was ignored. I ordered a vodka tonic instead, thinking it would be less toxic but that was not the case and one was all it took to do me in.
Our first fish fry ever was in 2010 and the high school Junkanoo band had showed up. We had such a fabulous time that every other fish fry has just not been the same. They have all been fun but our first fish fry was such and amazing experience that it is hard to top. We still had a great time and it was a prefect end to a really great day on Eleuthera.