The weather the following morning was as glorious as it had been when we had arrived and, after breakfast in the Paradise restaurant, we spent the morning on the beach. At lunch, wanting to explore our dining options more, we walked back into the village and lunched at a bar/hostel/restaurant that was blaring loud hip hop music. The fried noodles and noodle soup that we ordered were terrible, but we ate our meal begrudgingly and then returned to our bungalow to rest a bit. Angela read about a more secluded beach, Long Set Beach, and we thought to go looking for it.
|Obligatory palm tree picture.|
The sun was getting lower and we decided to return before it got any darker. I had read that there were many poisonous snakes and spiders on the island, but we thought it would be best to avoid running into any in the dark, if possible. With the tide still going out, the lagoon was almost completely separated from the sea now, and Angela and Vito stopped to see if they could attract any of the hundreds of tiny fish that we could see schooling near the lagoon’s edge. There were also numerous hermit crabs dragging their shells and leaving crisscrossing trails all along the lagoon bottom.
|Critter on the wall!|