Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Under the Sea - Abaco, Bahamas

Wink and Wilma Thornton - says "Hi to family and friends"
Above: Wilma and Wink Thornton at Commodore's Ball on Feburary 15, 2008. We have decided to give our readers an overview of a typical week.

Every morning Wilma goes on a 3-5 mile walk and talk adventures with a Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club group.
When Wilma gets back to the boat from walking, Wink has the skiff loaded and ready and sometimes we take along a few friend and we go out for an adventure. Oliver and Sally have joined us several times for diving.

The is a beautiful example of the starfish that are all around us. I've seen more starfish here than any other place I've ever been.
Everyday we see lots of fish. At least 3 times a week, we catch fish for dinner.

We also hunt for lobster. These guys hide in pockets of rocks and are very hard to find. Wink can free dive down to about 20 feet and he can hold his breath for what seems to be an eternity. There are about 5 lobsters in this picture. Only 2 were large enough to take.

Wink and Wilma have been perfecting their hunting techniques. Wink usually spears them, but occasionally one goes on the run (or swim) and Wilma can capture it in a net.
Some days, Wink goes out with some guy friends either fishing or snorkeling. Wilma takes these opportunities to do Blogging, catching up on email, spending time with girl friends or
in the case above, cleaning the boat.
Today has been an unually quiet day. The rain started early this morning, cleared for the morning walk, and then started raining again. Wink has enjoyed the day of rest, Wilma has completed some (not too much boat work, email and blogging), but mostly enjoying a day inside.

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