Friday, March 29, 2013

Hiking in the Bahamas


The islands of the Bahamas, for the most part, are pretty low lying.  Brush is thick, trees are squat, and the hills aren't much.  Despite the lack of contour, some of the larger islands offer nice trails with beautiful panoramas and interesting things to see.  One of our "goals" of cruising this time is to explore the islands inland a little more and, so far, we've been doing a pretty good job of getting off the boat and exploring.  We strap Isla into the baby carrier , pack a backpack full of water, cameras and snacks and we're good to go for a few hours. 
Hikes of Lee Stocking
A nest at eye-level
This spider was huge. 3 inches long with legs.  Scott walked into the web of one of these and it almost stopped him.

A naturalist in the making?
Our trail, here we're at a "high point"
These are seeds off of a tree. Natures decor!
Since she was born Isla has always loved being outside.
Interesting mollusks are attached to the rocks and trees.  These were about an inch long.
Look closely down the center and you'll see the old, abandoned airstrip.  Very rustic down here.
Another perk of hiking is that they often lead to private beaches.

5 comments:

Wendy at My Irie Time said...

That spider is terrifying! Great pics!

Carolyn Shearlock - The Boat Galley said...

Love it! People looked at us we were nuts, hiking the islands and Baja in the Sea of Cortez in the summer (read: hot!) but we loved it. Some of our favorite memories and your photos reminded me SO much of it!

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M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

Looks like a great hike (minus the spider of course!). I'm incredible jealous!

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