Here are some of the fun things we have seen and done. In Cint Marteen, the children take sailing lessons at the Yacht Club. These cute little people can really work the rudders and duck the booms. Their instructor sails along side the group shouting instructions. You can tell the children are competitive and will grow up to be great sailors.
|Dennis snorkeling at the Caves on Norman Island|
|Sherry "guarding" the dinghy!|
Dennis dives right in while I "guard" the dinghy. Having been a high school and college swimmer, he glides through the water.
Some excuse, huh! I will have to work on my swimming stamina if I am going to keep up with him.
Also, I am not so sure I like the looks of a lot of the creatures below the waterline! And the goggles magnify the size of them.
In addition to the sea creatures, there are many different kinds of birds. Of course, the pelican crashing into the water to get its food is a fun sight to watch. I don't know why they don't break their necks!
|A pelican resting in the tree and |
watching for a meal below.
|Pelicans diving for dinner|
|And resting afterwards!|
Here they are crashing into the sea in pursuit of a meal. In some areas, such as Cane Garden Bay, Tortola and Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke, the pelicans provide entertainment to those on the beach. They also are a hazard as they buzz the swimmers!