With a sigh of contentment, I'm sitting out on the deck of Captain's Cabin looking around at the million dollar view (full moon rise) :). Time has moved more slowly this week and Jim and I have snorkeled every morning. I taught Biology for many years but books and videos can't come close to viewing the natural wonders first hand. The varied and dynamic life on the coral reef is a world away from the every day life back home in New England. In our opinion, the best snorkeling spots are those here on the South Shore. Our favorite: Great Lameshur Snorkel around the rocky shore on the left side of the beach and keep going! You'll see everything mentioned in this book (Captain's Cabin guestbook in the house) and more. Our favorites: a giant spotted ray (Spotted Eagle Ray), wahoo, nurse shark, and the amazing multi chromatic squid.
Don't miss the hamburgers at Skinny Legs and Vie's garlic chicken. You can get your basic groceries at Lily's Market (a.k.a. Iraqi Packi) and beer, wine, rum, tequilla as well. Just expect to pay more.
If Sue and Dan can accommodate you for a day of sailing on the 46' Shakti, you'll have a fantastic time. Thanks again, Sue for sharing this paradise and being such a considerate host.