31 December 2010
Weather has settled down very nicely and we leave Wardrick Wells (Exuma Cay Land and Sea Pärk) to head to Staniel Cay. It is a 25 mile run and we get to sail some of it.
Staniel Cay is a very popular place for boaters and yachtsmen. It is home to the famous Staniell Cay Yacht Club where there will be many festivities for the New Year Holidays.
It is also the location of Thunderball; the cave, grotto made famous in teh James Bond film of the same name. In fact we snorkle into this grotto and it is fantastic. You enter through a very narrow entrance and emerge in a grotto with eerie light, many many fish and strange geological features. We bring bread with us to feed the fish and they literally swarm you; fish of all shapes and colors.
We anchor by Big Major Cay otherwise known as Pig Beach. There are numerous wild pigs which inhabit this island and when you dinghy into the shore, they swim out to meet you expecting to be fed. It is quite remarkable.
We dinghy the several miles into Staniel cay at least once a day and participate in various of the festivities. Glad we have a fast dinghy as it only takes a few minutes to make the trip. Sometimes, however, it is quite wet and we have to take changes of clothing for when we get to shore.
There are loads of boats here including many mega yachts. Weather has been superb.
So to all readers, Happy and Prosperous New Year. Pictures and longer posts will happen when we get better connection.