We were pretty much beach bums all week- no kiddos, no worries.
We went to a sea turtle farm one day. They had hundreds of sea turtles from tiny babies to huge turtles. They raise and release them, as well as providing food for the locals to prevent poaching. Apparently sea turtles are a favorite on the menu for the locals.
We rented a little car, so that we could drive around the island. Driving was quite the challenge because the steering wheel was on the right hand side and you drove on the left side of the road. To make it even more confusing the windshield wipers and turn signal were opposite. Tourist vehicles had white license plates versus the yellow plate of locals, so you knew to steer clear of the person turning with his windshield wipers :-) That would be us most of the time. Ben really enjoyed being a left side of the road driver and when we got home, he was still confusing his windshield wipers and turn signal. But driving around, gave us a chance to check out the rest of the island, like the blow-holes below.
Chickens were as plentiful as the locals. You could hear them crowing at all hours of the day and they ran down the sidewalks of the shopping district, Georgetown, like they owned the place. This guy was hanging out in front of KFC, perhaps looking for a chance for a jailbreak.
Snorkeling became one of our favorite past-times and we liked exploring different beaches to see which one had the best snorkeling. Stingrays and conch were plentiful at Rum Point. Other beaches had lots of spiny sea urchins, some as huge as a volleyball. The salinity of the ocean water there made us so bouyant that you could snorkel for a couple of hours effortlessly. Christy and I loved to just lie on our backs and float in the calm water, there were no waves washing in like Florida, so you could float forever.