The second group had reached safely yesterday. Last week, group 1 had gone out on the boat to Pigeon Cay and had the geology discussion on how the islands form based on wind and sea erosion. Because of the high wind speeds today plans changed and there was a botany walk around the site.
Afterwards, we all glammed up and went to Church to worship with Doc’s friends and family. The first Sunday of the year is extremely important to Bahamian culture. It signifies a new beginning, and it is a time to be thankful to see another year healthy and alive. Despite the troubles 2014 had, a new year means a new start in life.
The Church that we attend when we are down here is Big Pond/Queen’s Highway Pentecostal Church. During the first Sunday of the new year, all of the Pentecostal churches come together and have combined service.
The weather was against us today once again and we headed out to Money Point to flip rocks and look at various invertebrates. Afterwards, we went to Uncle Charlie’s Blue Hole which is a fresh water inland blue hole to rinse out tired, sunburned bodies 🙂
The final activity was a goniolithon lab. Goniolithon is a type of calcareous algae that many forms of life hang about in till it matures enough to wonder into another area for development.