At 9:00 one morning we made muffins and went into shore for a weaving class. We picked up a few people on the way in and we were a full boat when we got there. The family had caught a fish that morning and they served it grilled for lunch. For dessert everyone on the boats contributed, there were lots of different kinds of brownies, cherry coconut muffins, blueberry muffins, chocolate coconut cookies and hot chocolate. After the kids had lunch we sat on the sand playing games and talking, mostly games that did not involve running around because I had a hurt foot and couldn’t run.
Soon the adults were done and the local family gathered us on the beach and started weaving. One Sister cut palm fronds a certain length and skinned the ends, one sister showed us how to start by weaving the outside rim of the hat, and a third sister showed us how to weave the top and hardest part of the hat. I did all right with the rim but I had to hand it over to the woman to finish when I got to the top part, I watched her and when I understood I grabbed up another one and did it myself. After I had made two hats I wandered around the beach an saw the mother of the family teaching a group of cruisers how to make little things like stars and cubes and plates and bags. I sat in then taught my sisters and mom.
After the class was done we drove home laden with christmas ornaments, hats , plates and bags all made from palm fronds.