BIG MAJORS CAY AND STANIEL CAY
25 November 2011 | Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
Cheryl - windy again!!
We are now anchored off Big Majors Cay. Big Majors’s claim to fame are the swimming pigs. When you dinghy up to the beach 5-6 pigs come out looking for food. One almost managed to swamp the dinghy, trying to get in. They are huge, not some little piglets, big mothers.
Warderick Wells was half full of Australians or people with connections to Australia for a night. Another Walkabout (44 foot sailboat) and also Misty Blue (50 foot sailabot) arrived the night before we left. We were invited to Misty Blue for cocktails after Bill saved their dinghy. When they came in to moor their dinghy painter got caught on a mooring ball and sliced the line and the dinghy was floating away. Bill got in our dinghy and saved it. The two guys on Misty Blue, Jeff and Ian, are from Adelaide. Jeff will be heading back to Australia when they get to Georgetown and Ian will be continuing on to Oz after doing a job (he’s an engineer) on a mega yacht for a few days. Walkabout is owned by Joanne who worked for many years in Australia.
We followed Misty Blue to Big Majors, Ross and Anna on Wilhelm here having arrived the previous day. Next day Walkabout showed up. Staniel Cay is a dinghy ride away, about 1 ½ miles. Staniel Cay Yacht Club is very nice, which is where we are getting the wifi - $10 per day.
We snorkeled Thunderball Cave. It was great, lots of fish. We took crackers with us to feed them, they just swarm around you in the hundreds. Apparently the cave was in the James Bond move Thunderball.
Again, due to weather, we are here for a few days, hoping to leave on Monday and head for Black Point Settlement on Great Guana Cay.
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!