Our official vacation from our vacation began yesterday with our return to the Bailey compound. We moved ourselves, 6oo pounds of gear and three furry weasels into the guest house about an hour before Bailey and his wife Rainy left for the airport.
We’ll be here until sometime in August I think, but we’ve got a full schedule of work to get done, so I imagine the time will pass quickly. Of course, for the work to begin, I have to finish the website I am working on for a nearby hotel down here. I’ve got at least two more days of full time coding before I’m in the clear, so until then Bailey’s wood working tools of death and destruction will remain motionless.
Unlike last year, we have inherited Rainey's kitty cat, originally named P.C. (Psycho Cat), but for our tenure she will be referred to as Mr.. Kitty (Cartman reference). Mr. Kitty was a bit standoffish at first but after 24 hours alone, she quickly warmed up. I brought her down to meet the weasels today and no one died, but I don’t think we’ll be having a sleep over anytime soon. Both Madiba and Sattva looked as if they were going to attack, but in the end, cooler heads prevailed.
Around noon today I took Eric and Susan from Elysia up to the airport so they could catch their flight back to the states. They were down for 10 days and we got to spend a lot of time with them hanging out on the beach with Megabrella or playing volleyball. Their time passed too quickly and it was sad to see them go.
We did, however, get to go to dinner with not only Eric and Susan, but Freebird Jon and his wife Joann last night. We started with a cocktail or two at the Exuma Beach Resort before moving on to Palm Bay Beach Club for a pizza dinner. The food was good, but slow to show up. Fortunately, the conversation made the time pass quickly and in the end, it seemed as if everyone had a good time.
Dream Catcher is just about put to bed, but I have yet to take it over to St. Francis and put it on a mooring for the duration of our stay. I’ll probably get to it this weekend once we get the rest of our stuff off.
We have plans to hit the beach near the house on Man-O-War Cay this weekend and I’m hoping to get in some spear fishing with my new, custom made, spear flinging fish whacker. Detailed after action reports will follow.
Ok, that’s probably it until the weekend. More to follow, end of line …
P.S. – Today’s other picture is another bird from that bird watcher dude I mentioned last time. I posted it here because when i was a kid, my dad used to carve ducks and I remember him doing a male and female set of Ruddy ducks. It's funny, but even after twenty odd years, I still remember the male version looking exactly like the feather bastard posted above. Good job Dad.