We had some car trouble along the way. Chris and Max went ahead so that they could get there in time to purchase tickets for the ferry. We, on the other hand, could NOT go above about 90 km/j which was about 60 mph. So, instead of it being about a 4 hour drive it was closer to 5 hours. We had a case of delirium in the backseat...
We also managed to get stuck behind every slow moving vehicle known to man as if that was even possible because we were going 30 km under the speed limit!
The drive was really not bad besides the car trouble and most of the drive is through a Palm Tree Plantation. These Palm trees would squash the palms in Florida; they were so massive and beautiful.
We literally made it by the skin of our teeth. As we were parking the ferry pulled up and they began boarding. Thanks to Chris and Max we had our tickets in hand and made it aboard!
About a 2 hour ferry ride over and we arrived! It was absolutely gorgeous and worth the stress of the trip down.
A very simple and quaint one room hut for about $50 USD a night. It had everything we needed.
It didn't take us long to throw on our swimsuits and head right to the beach. By this time, it was a little after 2 so we were able to get some good beach time in!
We were able to get some breakfast even though the restaurant wasn't technically open yet. I think Jaxson may have helped a bit on that one. I ordered one "plain pancake" and one "banana pancake." Keith ordered an omelet. I wish I could tell you that it was the best pancake I've ever had, but I can't.
We did find a nice place for lunch. The boys shared fish and chips and I had a tuna sandwich. The view was lovely too.
While Jaxson napped, Keith and I were able to do some snorkeling. Those of you who know me well, would be so proud of me! I am very terrified of open water and especially of sharks eating me. Seriously; for me to swim out in open water to a platform 150 meters from the shore, well that is a BIG deal. I wish we could have taken underwater pictures of what we saw. There was reef parallel to the beach that was the home to so many beautiful underwater creatures, many of which I have never seen before. We had such a great time snorkeling and loved what we saw we are wanting to possibly do some diving. I might have to take some anti-anxiety medicine to do that, but I know it would be worth exploring the world down in the ocean.
We met up with the crew around sunset, enjoyed a beer and headed to the other side for some pizza on the beach. This sweet little kitten, "Shark bate" fell asleep on me. I wanted to bring her back with us, but Keith said no.
This is what happens when a baby drops his passie in the ocean... no more passie! And that was our only one!