One of the things I like the most about the Bahamas is the water. I love sailing and boating during the New England summers, but the northern water cannot compare to this water –turquoise, aqua, teal colors and so clear. Should I also mention warm?? 78-80 degrees. It is a delight to swim in this water where you can see so much. We snorkeled often through the holiday week. The winds had died down and the sun was “out” more than it was “in.” Our three snorkeling adventures were extra special because Dan brought his GoPro camera along and generously shared the photos. This blog post will be mostly photos, LOTS of photos — Thank you so much, Dan, for sharing them so that I can preserve these memories!
On Christmas Day we dinghied out to Johnny’s Cay where Dan and Marcia showed us a little underwater arch.
On New Year’s Day, we began 2016 with another snorkel around a nearby coral head that usually has some nice fish. Al showed me a very curious large fish hiding in one of the holes – big white lips, bug eyes and a fat face. We aren’t sure what it was; perhaps a grouper??
On January 2nd, we took advantage of the calm seas, very light wind, and blue skies to travel to Fowl Cays National Park. A rare (this season) perfect day for snorkeling. Instead of a dinghy trip, the four of us all went on Kindred Spirit, 7.5 nautical miles northwest of Elbow Cay, and just beyond Man O War. The underwater pictures are so much better because of these terrific weather and sea conditions.
I am including all of my favorite photos that Dan shared from the GoPro camera. Take a deep breath and go under with us.
Let the photos speak for themselves because I can’t describe how cool this was, especially the Follow Cays National Park – best snorkeling here!
I wish I could identify fish better. I tried to visually memorize as many as possible so that I could check a fish guide afterwards and find their names. (We really need to get our own fish guide.) Then I googled each name and downloaded a photo so that I could record them here and make my own personal guide and record.