Archive for May, 2008

Quick Video Update

Posted by 20 May, 2008 (0) Comment

Click below and check out this video of our first trip. Thanks to all for a memorable day!

Click below and check out this video of our first trip.

Thanks to all for a memorable day!

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Our First Adventure

Posted by 20 May, 2008 (3) Comment

This past weekend we had a wonderful time on a one day custom session with a great group of kids. At 9:15 a.m., Hannah, Madison, Jack, Jake and Noelle boarded the Dreamchaser, my 26 foot island runner, and off to Peanut Island we went to begin the day snorkeling. On the way there we spotted […]

This past weekend we had a wonderful time on a one day custom session with a great group of kids. At 9:15 a.m., Hannah, Madison, Jack, Jake and Noelle boarded the Dreamchaser, my 26 foot island runner, and off to Peanut Island we went to begin the day snorkeling.

Ready to Go

On the way there we spotted a large eagle ray foraging and were able to approach within a few feet.

Wow! Eagle Ray to Port!

While snorkeling in the shallows, we saw porkfish, bermuda chub, parrotfish, grunts, sergeant majors and spottail pinfish along with numerous hermit crabs feeding on algae growing on the rocks. Madison was so excited to see 2 very large Giant Hermit crabs fighting over each others Queen Conch shells that she took almost her whole roll of film in just a few seconds.

Bocce!

After Bocce and Snacks we went to the sandbar where everyone was excited to find dozens of fighting conchs, hermit crabs and giant mantis shrimp and southern lugworm tunnels. It was fun to watch Hannah, Jack and Noelle try furiously to dig one up to no avail. Everyone had a blast playing in the shallows, looking for starfish, and chasing seagulls.

Chasing Seagulls

From here we headed to Munyon Island to explore the mangrove estuaries, see what we could find, and take a short nature walk. Collecting Nicker Beans, sometimes called lucky beans, from their thorny pods and finding a few Spotted Sea Hares along the beach were the highlights here. We stopped and pulled one of our crab traps along the way but no luck.

Sea Hare

By now it was time to call it a day and head back to Phil Foster Park. On the way back, “Eagle Eye” Jake spotted a bottlenose dolphin and we stopped to watch hoping for an up close encounter. It was a perfect way to end the day and left everyone looking forward to their next adventure. We’ll be heading out again soon so make sure to check back for highlights of the next trip! And remember, it’s time to get outdoors and have some fun, come join the adventure! :-)

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First Post on the New Site!

Posted by 20 May, 2008 (0) Comment

Welcome All! My new website is up and running and I just can’t tell you how excited I am to begin the 2008 summer camp session! I’ve scouted out some new and exciting adventure sites that I am thrilled to add to this years itinerary. Also, we’ve added a new “blogging feature” to the site […]

Welcome All! My new website is up and running and I just can’t tell you how excited I am to begin the 2008 summer camp session! I’ve scouted out some new and exciting adventure sites that I am thrilled to add to this years itinerary. Also, we’ve added a new “blogging feature” to the site that allows me to keep you up to date on our weekly adventures. Check back soon for updates and photos of the latest trips!

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