Warderick Wells Cay – Part 1
17 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas
Our trip up to Warderick Wells took us across the broad, shallow Exumas Bank on the west side of the islands. It took a surprise turn when we were hit by a very big tropical squall. These usually last for about 5 minutes, but this one lasted for about an hour with wind speeds reaching a steady 33 kts on the nose, and loads of rain. The plus side was that G, A and the boat had a good fresh water shower (K was on radar duty downstairs). It really does not feel so bad when it is warm rain; however, horizontal rain at over 30 kts does sting a bit. Anyway..... we made it through, and arrived at last into the delightful Warderick Wells.
Warderick Wells is in a marine park that on first glance looks to be extremely well managed. The rangers have installed moorings in the channels for visitors, to stop the bottom getting ripped up by anchors and keep them off the coral reefs and drying sandbanks. Just as well, as the tide rips through the moorings and into the sandy channels.
We had two firsts today - three big spotted eagle rays parading back and forwards past the boat, and a Caribbean Reef Shark. They aren't dangerous, honest, Mum.