Yes...Mr. Crab is still with us. We've been through one molting, a process I was convinced was terminal. He began digging in the sand and staying underground all the time. When we hadn't seen any sign of him for over a week I began digging, trying and find out what was going on. From everything I had read it would really stink if he had indeed died, there was no odor present. When I finally found where he had been I saw his old exoskeleton and thought that was what was left of him. A little more digging and I found the stinker. I covered things back up making sure not to disturb him anymore. He emerged few days later and has been back to his normal self ever since. He likes to hide out during the day, mostly in this really large snail shell (I have a picture of it at the top of this entry.) The few times I've seen him feeding has been at night or early in the morning. I shot a short video of him this morning:
Summer has finally arrived and it's the complete opposite from 2012. Everything is green and lush.
We've decided to make 3 trips to Vieques in 2014. We'll be going in Feb, June and November. What can I say...we just can't get enough of the place. Things are set up for this November but we haven't gotten next Feb done yet, we're running a little behind and we're just not sure where we want to stay yet.