Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It was time for another weekend hike and campout to Venus Bay. Ed takes the kids every few months for a short hike and campout on the other side of the island. I decided to accompany them this time, at least for the hike part. It turned out to be a spectacular place on the island rarely visited! View of the quill from the opposite side of the island. Yep, that's it. that's the entire island!We have many choices...all lead to water.....
Note the sign Ed stands by, one announcing the presence of the Antillean iguana. These are rare iguanas only found on a few islands, and Statia is one. We see them occasionaly around the island or at the dive shop.The start of the hike to Venus BayCharles wants us to follow him to see his new treasure
What is it, Charles? Eeeeeeeeew, again?Arrival at Venus Bay. There is nothing there except the bay itself. Ed and the boys strung up some fisherman's nets that washed ashore the last time they were there and made hammocks out of them. Otherwise sleeping on those rocks is pretty brutal. I don't sleep there....I hike back home, have a hot shower, curl up with a good book, and sleep in my own bed.
Sophia and Guenie search for treasures not of the bovine type.
I got a little crazy with the camera and took some individual photos
The corner of the bay there were some wicked waves that nearly tossed us off of the rocks.
A little calmer here
To build a fire
All the girls and friends too
Aaaaar, me buckos!
What is this girl doing?
Shucks, it's already time to go home.