Bahamas Trip : Day Two – Grand Bahama Island
April 24, 2012 § Leave a Comment
After a night of sailing, which proved to be interesting, (Your balance the first day on the boat is horrible to say the least!) we woke up to Grand Bahama Island. Unfortunately, the port for this island was less than appealing. It was pretty secluded and in a shipping dock area. Anyways, we had planned to stay on the ship for the majority of the day so it wasn’t too big of a let down.
We started our morning off at their huge breakfast buffet and learned quickly that the local birds don’t mess around when it comes to taking your food right in front of you. (Throughout the trip I saw many people have portions of their meals taken due to these little monsters! All I could hear was “Mine! Mine! Mine” in the back of my head. haha.) After breakfast, I went for a hot stone massage (#63 on my 101 in 1001 list) which was amazing. I’ve never had a hot stone massage before so it was interesting at first. Either way, it was the perfect way to start a relaxing week.
Later in the afternoon, we got off the boat and looked around at a few of the little shops at the port. They weren’t anything too amazing just tourist stuff and I ended up coming back empty handed. I just don’t see the point in buying a bunch of random junk that’ll collect for years and eventually be thrown away. I rather have memories through photos and videos than stuff. Once we got back on the ship, we got a few drinks and relaxed on the deck. I watched some of the action going on in the shipping dock area, started reading Lauren Conrad’s new book and listened to some of my summer vacation music playlist all while we were sailing away. The funniest part of us leaving the port that day? I got COLD. It’s crazy how you get use to the extreme sun and heat and as soon as you’re in the shade of 70 degree weather you’re “cold”.
Overall, it was a great, relaxing day which was perfect because the next two days we planned to be busy with excursions off the boat. Oh, and were those next two days fun…
On a side note, one of the interesting things that we got to see each night, which I forgot to mention on my first entry, was a small sample of Red Tide. We originally noticed it the first night when we could clearly see waves out our window. After awhile we realized that there wasn’t any light sources shining onto the ocean so the light was actually coming from the ocean. I will definitely not claim to know everything science related when it comes to this but I believe it could have been Red Tide. I know the coast of Florida has been known from time to time to have Red Tide and I’ve seen many videos and photos of Red Tide at night. Either way, whatever was causing the lighted waves (which were blue/white in color) was absolutely gorgeous. If you’re unsure what I’m talking about definitely check out this video below! (This video was not taken by me and it a more extreme version of what we saw)