We did catch the 3:00 ferry to North, this despite the fact that I managed to leave my sneakers on the plane and had to wait until everyone got off before a nice security lady went on board to find them for me. Picture her handing them to me, socks falling out of the tops. Well beyond the scoop of work, the look on her face told me. She also tells me that "Here we call them tennis shoes," at which point we both crack up.
We picked up a map and a couple of El Presidente's, at the Leeward dock and were off on this silver bullet of a ferry, (only it was yellow) so fast that it just seemed to skim the top of the water. Nothing like the Anguilla/ St. Maarten ferries which I now realize are slow pokes comparatively
No travel glitches and the causeway proved no cause for concern. We settled in at Blue Horizons, had dinner at Daniels, (just us four) and hit it off majorly with Devone, who is reason enough to have dinner at Daniels. Devone and the lobster made us pretty happy on our first night. Tip: The dogs like to sleep in the middle of the road in Conch Bar. Keep your eyes peeled.
This Sunday morning was a three star event on Wind Guru. That means pretty darn windy. The wind howling around our cottage the previous night had me dreaming of the Wizard of OZ and swirling houses. But the sun was bright and Wild Cow Run was on the agenda and we were up for the adventure. Christi gave us excellent directions without which we may never have arrived.
Remote and magnificent, if you are a beach lover, you don't want to miss this one. The water colors just knocked us out and we hit it at low tide, with all the sandbars popping up out of nowhere. Like swimming in magic, truly unforgettable.
Lunch back at Daniels and I bought a lidded straw handmade basket which I will somehow get home in my carry on. At Mudjin Harbour we watched the waves crashing over Dragon Cay and argued over whether the dragon head was to the left or the right., because you could make an argument either way, decided the head was to the right, and spent the rest of the day watching sand crabs through our binoculars creep in and out of their holes on the beach. I highly recommend the sand crab watching through the binoculars, but expect to jump and jerk out of your chairs when the waves come high.