Once again, the 2013 Hurricane season was a complete no-show.  Interestingly the so called experts always say, at the beginning of the season that it will be an “active hurricane season”.  Well, not a single system made it into the Caribbean basin and of course nothing ever bothered us.  Lets keep it that way!

So we have a guest ; a good friend of Julie’s with us this week.  She will also run the 1/2 marathon which is tomorrow (Sunday AM)  Of course, being great hosts, we have been doing the rounds and seeing the sights.  Its actually fun since many of the places we take guests, we don’t often go on our own.  A bit like asking a New-Yorker when was the last time they went up the Empire State building I guess.

One of the stops : Camana Bay.  A lovely place to stroll around and spend some time. At the waterfront there is an artificial island (behind the girls …) which is really nice.



Next is Spotts beach.  Valerie & I did some snorkeling and saw 8 (yes eight …) turtles during a 45 minute outing.  Awesome.  If you don’t get too close, they will just do their thing while you float and watch them.

Here are the two lovely ladies enjoying the beach!



As a final note, I have noticed many new solar projects being done around the island.  First, here is a large solar array at Camana Bay,


This second one is the most impressive though. A local bank is covering a whole parking lot with solar panels. It also dubs as a covered car park for the employees.  Apparently these panels will generate almost enough power for their whole building.  Impressive and bravo to management for this project.



Marathon report in the next post likely very soon! Wish me luck 🙂