Well, the food hasn't been great, but at least the weather has been overcast and cool . . . harrumph. We woke up in the morning feeling unmotivated to go sailing, as it was rather cold, so we slept in a little, grabbed beakfast around 10:30 and packed a lunch for a little hike. The predetermined plan, for future reference, was to go for a hike, then cool off in the pool later in the afternoon.
The hike took us up to several of the highest peaks on the island, which offered spectacular views and a strenuous climb. We decended toward a beach to have lunch, and halfway down the trail we encountered a sign warning "Access only at low tide". To our own credit, while the map clearly showed the path going through water, without any other notation about tides, we assumed it was a poorly drawn walk along the shore, rather than a swimming trip most of the day. Further complicating the trip, was the increasingly rough "trail" that terminated with the sign "Follow creekbed to beach". This creekbed was mostly passable, but after an hour of scrambling and 1 km traversed, Ryan announced, "This doesn't seem safe," as he reached what surely would have been a sizable waterfall had there been any water in the creek. Fortunately, we found an alternate path up the side. We also arrived at low tide lending the beach the look of a martian plain. We hiked around to the second beach, whic!
h included some actual sand. Lunch was a quite enjoyable new taste sensation: panini with brie, cranberry preserves, turkey, and greens.
When we got back from the hike, I was hot, sweaty and ready for a swim despite the 70 F weather. Ryan was having none of it, and, after hiking to the far pool that included a hot tub, he pronounced it too crowded and "sunned" himself under the clouds while I swam.