|Isn't she beautiful?!|
Happy New Year everybody!!! Yes, this is a little late. Those of you who follow us on Facebook know that after hours of trying, my previous New Years blog vanished during the publishing phase. Ugh. I wanted to just say "forget it", but I want to share Junkanoo with you cuz it's so amazing.
We rang in the New Year at our favorite Bluff House Marina. It's a "fancy" dinner that Scott & I usually say is our Christmas gift to each other. It was "Italian Night" . The Marina looked beautiful, the food was good, there were all kinds of fancy olive oils & dressings. After dinner there was a bonfire on the beach and a major fireworks show at midnight. That's a big deal here. It had to be approved by the Bahamian police & fire department. It was a great night but the real draw for New Years in Green Turtle is the Junkanoo (carnival like parade) on New Years Day. True to form, it did not disappoint. Enjoy....
|We started the afternoon sitting on the roof of the old pink jail....just people watching..|
|Main Street is getting busy....|
|Yay!! It's starting!!|
|I met this little girl at the Marina where she fell in love with Jib...whenever I see her in town she runs up to me & says "I know you!!" So cute|
|We found her!! I've been photographing her for 3 years at Junkanoo....she grew a foot this year...she always loves to strike a pose for me...|
|My favorite little drummer boy...|
|Here come the big drums...the beat is palpable...it's tribal & totally awesome|
|After 90 minutes of junkanooing, dancing, drums, circling the whole town...the kids couldn't wait to dump their costumes in the big pile|
|These guys give it their "all"....90 minutes of beating his drum, he was bleeding....& he wasn't the only one.|
Obviously, Junkanoo was fabulous. And now we're back to normal. Scott went diving today & speared 6 lobster. He's speared 19 this week. We gave 9 away to friends....can only store so much.
Hope everyone had a great New Years & I hope this blog will post since it's the 57th try....(just kidding) I don't know how many tries....it's the 2nd time I've written it.
I just walked a mile to try and get better internet....no success.