|Maho was picture perfect for a birthday celebration. Cheers Dave!|
After a few days of lounging on the beach we were in need of some more "leg-stretching", so we headed off with Banyan back to the south side. First stop was an overnight in Hansen Bay followed by a visit to Salt Pond and a hike up to Ram Head. We even fit in another visit to the 'grotto' on Drunk Bay.
|Mowzer & Banyan rolling in the swell of Salt Pond.|
|Alex & Dave checked out the cobblestone anchorage as the wind attempted to blow us off the cliffs.|
|Henry say, "Yep, it's a long way down".|
|Beauty and the beast.|
Right behind Salt Pond Bay is (surprise, surprise) a salt pond. The hike to Drunk Bay takes you right around the salt pond and this time I took more note of the pond itself. The tell-tale smell that gets in the back of your nose is typical of all salt ponds, the red colour is from an algae that grows in the pond, and the bird life is quite different in this protected area compared to the rugged seashore.
|The red colour was as intense as any of the blues we see in the ocean.|
|This little wading bird stood on the rock bobbing his head at us...|
|... And then he was gone.|
|This time in the grotto, we found an anatomically correct mermaid.|
|And a dinosaur dog?|
|Off with the old, faded with tattered stitching and frayed corners.|
|On with the new - looks much better.|
|A yummy mango smoothie with a good dollop of whipped cream - did we earn it on the hike today? You bet we did!|