Castaways We Ain't. Life on a Deserted Island
26 March 2017 | Lee Stocking Cay, Exumas
Back to back weather systems have pinned us here off this deserted island in the Central Exumas. A rare Tropical LOW threw a monkey-wrench into our plans, until we came to realize that we have everything we need right here. A private beach off our bow, hiking trails, two bars from a nearby phone tower, sunshine on our solar panels, and a full water tank. We're just working, playing, skinny dipping, grilling, snorkeling, kayaking, we had a beach fire, we're doing boat chores and, oh yeah, finishing our taxes. If not for the weather, we would have moved on and missed the place entirely.
We discovered a lovely patch reef not far away with some great fish. Another cay, reachable by dinghy, is home to a huge iguana population. Fred and Wendy have a bocce ball set, so we raked a court on the beach and had a tournament. Today, I'm hoping Wendy can be convinced to lead a yoga class on the beach.
Meanwhile, a tropical LOW is east of us stirring up the sea state and closing the cuts we need to navigate in order to ever leave here. We're probably here through Tuesday.