Blackpoint to Highbourne Cay
30 December 2016
The next day we took the dingy over to the end of the island for some snorkeling on the reefs. The Atlantic rollers were coming in too strong, so we opted for smaller
reefs in more protected waters. Christina was snorkeling on one of the smaller reefs and saw numerous colorful fish and rays. She was turning around to see where
the large ray was located and saw a 9 ft. shark hovering over the reef. He was not agressive, but she opted for common sense and cut him a wide berth and slowly and
methodically returned to the dingy.
We took a dingy ride over to the marina for a few vegetables and ice and to drop off a bag of trash. It makes you very thankfull for our reasonably priced vegetables,
etc. in the U.S. To drop off one bag of trash was $5.00, a 10 lb. bag of ice was $6.00, and the total bill,We which also included 2 potatoes, a lb. of cheese, a lb.
of carrotts and a small head of lettuce was $30.00. You become very conservative with you meals and you notice you do not unnecessarily throw anything away. Dale
inquired as to whether we could walk around the island, since it it privatley owned, and we were informed it would be $25.00 per person for the day. We opted to
stay on the beach. As long as you are not above the high tide mark you can walk on the beach free of charge.
Since we are pyning for our pets that we left behind in Ga. we have made some new friends here in the Bahamas. We noticed that several small sharks were hanging
around Promise so we fed them some left over cornbread. They loved it. It is interesting to see small sharks up close and were totally amazed at how fast and agile
they are. Although we firmly believe that sharks for the most part get a bad rap, there is no way either one of us would have jumped into the water while these little
guys were feeding. We took some pics and included one on the blog.
We intend to head out to Nassau tomorrow morning, 12/27/2016 and stay in a marina for a couple of days to regroup, get laundry caught up, etc, and then head out for
Spanish Wells. Will keep you posted.
Fair Winds and Following Seas:
Dale and Christina