TOBACCO BAY

 

Within a few minutes of arriving back in St George (from St Davids and Coopers Island) the same driver from this morning (the guy) pulled up. Dude...take us to Tobacco Bay! (He looked like a true surfer dude...seriously, long blonde hair, no shoes and kinda awkward). He was very funny and had a great personality. He was eating his lunch and of course offered us some. We figured we could each get a bite out of it and it would be gone so we declined. We joked all the way there and he said our group was pretty big and glad he was able to fit us all in, even though there's a sign that says "Maximum is ____" and I think it said like 6 or 8, I can't remember. Once again, we were sitting on laps, but that was ok. We knew it was a short ride there.

 

We arrived at Tobacco Bay at 1:39, but this time the driver went all the way down the hill right to the building at Tobacco Bay. How nice! No far walk down the hill. We could get right to the food.

 

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The deck area had chairs, tables and umbrellas to eat at and a nice view to the water. 

We decided to head down to the beach and claim our real estate for the rest of the day. For some reason, we decided not to rent chairs this time. Putting our towels and blankets down on the sun would be just fine this time.

 

Here's the beach area. As you can see, it's not a huge beach, but still well worth the visit. This also shows the chairs you can rent. They have the adjustable tops over them that you can move along with the sun to stay under the shade if you want. Of course it had been raining off and on all day, so...no need for that.

This would be our area we claimed. You can tell the kids kinda dropped their things, threw a blanket down and ran to the concession stand.

You can rent boards there if you'd like. I don't think I have ever seen anyone in them either time I was there.

I found it odd that they had a pool table outside. I'm not sure if it stays out there all the time (I would assume it does). But would think that the weather and salt would not be too good on it.

Not many people were in the water today.

I headed out to the water and to the right with Sakari while the kids ordered their food.

The fish came running...or swimming...

I believe someone was throwing food in the water for them to come the way they did. There were people standing up on the rocks above us.

As you can tell, the water was cloudy and stirred up and without the sun, I wasn't able to take good pictures.

Kendra came out to snorkel with us while the others were waiting on their food to come out.

The one and only parrotfish I would see that day.

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Plenty of Chitons around this area too.

As I said, the sun was not out and the water was churned up, so not very good snorkeling at all today. We were going to head out to the deeper area along the rock walls. But with the water being so cloudy, we decided it was a bad idea.

I do like that this place has a sign that shows the various fish in the area there at Tobacco Bay. This is very helpful.

Kenny & Michelle doing some more climbing: