20 May 2013 | Allans Cay, Bahamas
Beverly/sunny and breezy
We arrived at Allans Cay in the Exumas on Saturday afternoon after an 8 1/2 hour motor/sail from Nassau, about 40 miles. We have spent the last 2 days feeding big iguanas on Leaf Cay and exploring the beaches there and on SW Allans Cay.
The iguanas hang around the beach when they see boats coming, they're so used to being fed. They will come right up to you to get food (in our case lettuce). The sign says these iguanas are endangered and have been studied for decades. They can live up to 80 years and weigh up to 24 pounds.
The water here is so clear! We have a bucket with a clear bottom that lets us see things from the dinghy or while walking along the shore. We have seen small coral heads, many live conch, some beautiful blue and yellow fish, and some black and yellow sergeant majors. There are also larger fish swimming around, some of which are sand colored and hard to spot. We can't bear to leave yet...but soon we'll head on to the islands of the Exumas Land and Sea Park.