17.08.2013 - 21.10.2013
I started this blog 5 years ago after an ill-fated trip to Guana Cay with our good friends John and Teresa. Two black eyes, a busted boat propeller, a slide down a boat ramp, sunburned lips, power outages……..Everything that could go wrong on that trip did and it inspired me to start writing about my travels.
Well, we’ve made a lot of trips to Guana Cay since then, but it took 5 long years for our friends John and Teresa to decide to return. We made the trip in August, exactly 5 years after the first trip.
A lot can change in 5 years.
So, let’s try this again. Here are 20 NEW things I learned on Guana Cay.
#1. There is no sunrise more beautiful than the first morning you wake up on Guana Cay.
#2. There’s no such thing as “too much mac n’ cheese.”
#3. The Nippers Sunday Buffet is so much more enjoyable when it’s not in your lap.
#4. There is no greater joy on earth than the first time you make it on the hook and ring game at Grabbers.
Unless it’s the first time you make it on the “around the pole hook and ring game” at Lubber’s Landing.
#5. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with eating 3 burgers in 3 days.
#6. The best days are the ones where you do nothing at all.
#7. You might as well JUMP.
#8. Dreams can come in the shape of a dirty bobber hanging on a tree.
#9. There are more shades of blue than you can count.
#10. You can watch the same sunset from the same spot every night and it never gets old.
#11. There is nothing cuter than a dog jumping with happiness across the beach, even if the sand does end up in your bed.
#12. Don't drink and Jenga.
#13. Three rainbows in 3 days is almost as good as 3 burgers in 3 days.
#14. No matter where you go in Abaco, there is a deserted beach with your name on it.
#15. Sometimes it’s okay to break the rules.
#16. There is absolute joy and wonder to be had in the simplest of moments.
#17. If you don’t like where you are….just get in the boat.
#18. The best walks don’t take you anywhere.
#19. When you are happy, time doesn’t matter.
#20. Spending your birthday with good friends on Guana Cay can be the best weekend ever.
Now repeat after me: There’s no place like Guana. There’s no place like Guana. There’s no place like Guana…..