We stopped at The Bakery on our way out and picked up some fresh bread, donuts and breakfast sandwiches, then we hit the road. J remembered how much he likes donuts and craved them every morning after that. I think the lemon and cherry filled were his two favorites.
It turned out that the weather was a repeat from the day before and it was windy everywhere so we just did more sight seeing. Our first stop was Whiteland, this used to be one of our favorite spots and we had heard the road was blocked off so we wanted to check. They have cleared the road but it was very overgrown. We spoke to someone later on in the trip who said he had just called to have it cleared just a few days before. The wind was howling at Whiteland so we hopped in the car and headed off again. We took a peek at a bonefish spot along the way but it was still just a little too breezy and those finicky bonefish just weren’t having it. We did get to see quite a few sea turtles swim by, which is always exciting.
J saw a random road he had always wanted to check out on the way back so we decided to take it. It was the burliest Eleuthera road we have ever been on. We drive some rough roads in Montana so our tolerance is pretty high, but this road was seriously overgrown. Leave it to J to pick something like that. We did not want to keep going but it was too overgrown to to back up or and there was not place to turn around so we slowly plodded along. Finally we made it to a turn around where we parked. We could hear the water so we just walked the rest of the way. J brought his spinning rod just in case. It was a good thing he did because after two casts he landed a really nice yellowtail snapper. The water was still way to rough to snorkel, so we walked a little farther down the road and found a sheltered cove that looked like it might be OK for some "extreme snorkeling". Getting in and out of the water along the rocks was actually a lot easier than I anticipated but the waves were pretty darn rough and my mask kept fogging in the cold water. I lasted about 20min tops but J stayed in long enough to get himself a lobster.
I had run out of patience for extreme snorkeling at this point and just wanted some sandy beach time so we headed to Burrows Liquor for a few cold beers, then on to Twin Cove. We lounged on the beach and had a little beer sampler. After a while we figured even with the wind it was not as rough at Twin Cove as our two previous extreme snorkel adventures so we decided to jump in. I also guess I need to explain that typically we go 200 yards or more off shore because the reefs are livelier, the fish bigger and the clarity is much better, but the water can be a lot rougher. We had a nice little 30-45min snorkel and J got a good size grouper, he was having quite a successful day as a provider. Typically we have a kayak or floating waterproof receptacle to put the fish in so there is not blood in the water, but we had not gotten into our groove yet. So when I realized we were at least 300 yards off shore with no where to put the fish I started hauling a$$ back to shore. I guess I was supposed to stick close to him and look for sharks but my survival instincts decided fleeing was the best option in this circumstance. J made fun of me days after that and said I was a terrible wing man (woman) and I would have felt really bad if he had been bit by a shark because I abandoned him.
After a full day of exploring we headed back to Caribbean Blue for cocktail hour. I had another spunky monkey and J discovered his new favorite the John Collins. We made big a batch of ceviche out of the grouper and had lobster and green salad with Island Farms fine herb dressing for dinner. It was another spectacular albeit windy day on Eleuthera.