Big Major's Spot & the Pigs
09 April 2012 | Big Major's Spot, Exumas
We left Fresh Creek and headed for the Exumas through the abandoned Navy Decca Channel, assuring us there were no reefs on the route. We traveled overnight on a beautiful calm evening and arrived at Big Major’s Spot by 2 in the afternoon.
Big Major’s is a large and sandy anchorage and it was quite busy when we arrived. Being Easter week brought out a plethora of mega yachts and even a couple of giga yachts like we have never seen before! An eyesore for us and earsore too as their jet skis and power boats buzzed around the mother ship like nats.
Everyone was there to see the wild pigs on the beach. Some of you may have seen them yourselves or seen our pictures from previous years. It is always a giggle to see the big sows swim out to the dinghy and hold their well-trained mouths open for cruiser treats.
Sometimes there are goats and cats on the island as well but this year was surprising in that there were a bunch (gaggle, flock, whatever) of piglets. The picture is of Maryann feeding the little piggies. They were quite endearing.
Depending on when you arrive at Big Major’s, one day there are X number of pigs and the next there are X minus one. Then there is usually a radio call announcing a genuine island pig roast with a charge attached to eat the very pig you were feeding a few days ago! Who said the Bahamians aren’t enterprising?!?