Stop 1 - Central Airport Beach, just as windy as last time. Stop 2 - Twin Cove, there was someone at the first cove so we decided to try out the second cove. It was a little calmer than Central Airport, but still pretty churned up but it looked doable. We were starting to get sick of the wind and lack of decent snorkeling opportunities so we decided to just go for it anyway. The water was pretty churned up but we were able to see some really cool fish including a trunkfish and scrawled filefish. I just love the filefish they are so amazing. This one had purple spots that looked like florescent lights underwater.
After lunch we decided to see if we could find the cove at James Point. We thought that it might be sheltered from the wind a little more since the wind seemed to be coming from the southeast. We wound up at James Point Beach instead and it was raging so we took another beach walk, and checked out the old shipwreck. J fished a little around the wreckage just to see if there was anything out there. He had a couple bites but did not land anything. We decided to call it a day at that point and head home to clean up and think about dinner.
We arrived at the Rainbow Inn not long after they opened and we were seated right away. They have really great service, probably the best out of of all the places we have eaten on Eleuthera. We decided to splurge for our first drink and we each ordered a Gimlet. They were fabulous but potent so we switch to Sands with our meal.
For dinner we ordered the seafood platter for two, it came with fresh Mahi Mahi (caught that day and some of the best I've had), grilled lobster tails, shrimp, calamari, conch fritters and excellent grilled vegetables. It was a tremendous amount of food. It’s a good thing J is a good eater and burns it right off because we were not about to leave a precious morsel of that delicious meal on our plate.
On our way out the door a couple stopped us and asked about our giant seafood platter. They said they were too intimidated to order one after they saw our huge plate come out. We told them how great it was and chatted with them for a while. It was one of the last days of their trip and they had just gotten engaged. We congratulated them and told them we were married on Eleuthera and celebrating our third anniversary this trip. It sounds like they fell instantly in love with Eleuthera just as we did and will definitely be back.
We only made it as far as the parking lot before running into another jolly bunch. They had just been on a fishing charter with Captain Z (Gregory Town) and had provided the delicious Mahi Mahi we ate for dinner. We had a great time carrying on with them in the parking lot. Finally about an hour after our initial attempt at departure we made it back to the car. We were having so much fun and there was a serious discussion at this point on whether or not we should join the party and go back in for more drinks. But it was well after dark and we decided to error on the safe and sober side and head back to Caribbean Blue.
It was not the most thrilling of days but we still got to snorkel a little and have a fabulous meal. Even a windy stormy day on Eleuthera is better than a being at work.