January 10, 2002
They gave us a small bag of dog kibble to feed the fish. You could take a piece of kibble between your fingers and small wrasses would swarm around and nibble at it. It was great fun. Even if they nibbled your finger instead, their mouths are so small, it didn't hurt. We saw beautiful parrot fish, pygmy angels and even some jellyfish in one area. After, we rinsed off in the fresh water shower, then relaxed on the beach. Some of us swung in the hammocks while others explored the small island. A volleyball game was organized while lunch was being prepared. Kayaks and paddle boats are available for free and several people ventured back into that cold water to use them.
Lunch is included in this trip. There were some delicious Bahamian BBQ ribs, fried chicken, hot dogs, peas n' rice, pasta, fresh watermelon and coconut and fruit punch or white wine. Other drinks were available to purchase at the bar. After lunch, it began to rain, then to pour. They had bingo for us to play in the shelter of the eating area, with a free drink of any kind to the winner. We played about 6 rounds. When the rain lightened a little, we headed back to the boat to make sure we got to sit toward the interior where it was warmer. We sailed back in the pouring rain, but it wasn't uncomfortable at all. We were drenched going from the boat to the place where the bus would pick us up. It wouldn't have felt so cold if we weren't still wet from snorkeling. Even in the rain, the temperature was in the 70's.
From journal A Winter Week on Paradise Island