Captain Morgan’s Crazy Crew! “This is our light day”
We started our “relaxing” day off at the Princess Bay mangroves, where some of us were able to take data for our research projects and some of us took a break from research. We didn’t see too many different species, but the ones we did see were amazing, so camouflage and so small. We didn’t last too long in the mangroves because it was a little cold, so we headed to Haulover Bay to clean up the beaches.
None of us were expecting the amount of trash that collected along North Haulover Bay. We found trash anywhere from coffee stirrers to size 15 shoes. After picking up as much stinky trash as we could, counting every piece, we tallied the total outcome to be 5879 pieces of trash that weighed 92.3 lbs.
FIRST LUNCH TIME!!! We got to enjoy our packed lunches on South Haulover Bay and reflect on the trash that we collected. Smelly, cold wet suits were put on and we all walked backwards into the Bay and dove in collecting more research. Even though we were all tired and needed a rest from our previous day we managed to all see so many different species and still have the best time. Some of us were so tired that when we got out of the water and put our clothes back on, they put their shirt on backwards and inside out…Joe. It was time to hop back into the jeeps and head to Vie’s Snack Shack to have her famous Conch Fritters and Johnny Cakes…SO GOOD!!! People would have lost a finger if they tried to eat or steal any of our Conch Fritters and Johnny Cakes (Second Lunch).
Our last stop was Hansens Bay which is owned by the Vie’s family. This was our “relax” time, where we were able to either snorkel this bay or skip rocks across the water on the beach. The people that snorkeled this bay got to swim to Pelican Rock to enjoy the beautiful coral, sea fans, sponges, and outstanding fish that surrounded the rock.
Since we’ve been here, we have been collecting shells for the land crabs back at VIERS. Unfortunately, our good deeds were not appreciated by the already occupied shell that we tried to collect. Poor Caleb was pinched.
Time to shop! Skinny legs was our next stop where we got to shop for souvenirs. We ended a great day with wonderful lasagna made by the amazing VIERS volunteers. Our “relax” day is over and its time to start the rest of our busy days exploring the Caribbean!
Skippy (Hannah) and Jazzy D (Dani)