If this blog had a music score for this past week, it would alternate between The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti & Spearhead and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head by BJ Thomas, if I were the musical director. I love the Michael Franti number, upbeat and “islandy.” And you can’t beat the old Raindrops from the 1970’s. It’s a jaunty little rain song to keep our spirits up during the downpours and the drizzles. In the 9 days that we have been in the Bahamas, 3 have had enough sunshine to count as a good Bahamian day!
Finally, finally, we went to the beach here on Elbow Cay and went swimming and snorkeling. That was Day 8. Imagine that.
A nice walk on the beach turned into a decent day of beach combing. I had forgotten to bring a plastic baggie along to collect our finds, 🙁 so I sacrificed my new hat. Priorities!
But, as we all know around here these days, into each life a little rain must fall. A little is ok, but day after day???? There was a torrential downpour this morning.
There is a benefit to the rain, what one might call the silver lining. Our water tanks are still full and we haven’t filled them at a dock since Florida on November 30th. Remember how Al was playing around with his sunshade one the bow to turn it into a rain collecting system??
After the rains, we could almost see clearly……. NO, not quite. The morning was overcast and heavy feeling with the damp air. So what did we do? Brought the bikes to shore. We will leave them locked to the fence at the dock, along with other folks bikes so that Al doesn’t have to go through the process of getting them from the flybridge to the dinghy to shore over and over every time we want to bike.
A short story about ice cream in Hope Town and while cruising in the Bahamas — Simply put, ice cream is a luxury. If you know Al, you know he loves his ice cream. The “Sugar Shack” in town was Al’s most favorite spot to hang out. Don’t look in the bars for him, go to the ice cream shops!
We heard a rumor that there was ice cream outside of town on the way to White Sound (different White Sound than the one on Green Turtle Cay). As we rode our bikes we kept sharp eyes out for any sign of an ice cream shop. Lo and behold, we saw the sign for “Sweet Shop” and the words ICE CREAM.
Let’s face it, you need some sun and you need some rain in your life. They both fill a need. It’s all good!