Big Majors Spot, near Staniel Cay, was ideal for blocking the very strong easterly Trade Winds we’ve seen this week. Sustained winds of 20-25 knots made traveling not impossible, but just not desirable, so we stayed put!
The holiday season is nearly as busy as Spring Break for this tourist fed economy. Area resorts were full and a constant stream of high speed “water taxis”, small turboprop commuter aircraft, and seaplanes shuttled guest in and out of resorts from 0800-1630, daily.
We were anchored off one, Fowl Cay Resort. Brother Dave’s research found that a bungalow booked out at $2,300 & change per night. They were full! We joked about it being the Pot Of Gold after an afternoon squall left this rainbow.
Small cruising boats weren’t the only vessels taking advantage of the Lee from Big Majors. Mega-Yachts in the 200’ range would arrive and unload a garage full of water toys, some even had water slides.
This morning at 0805 we winched up our firmly dug in anchor. We turned our stern to the swimming pigs & grotto and headed for the Exuma Banks. We would try again another day.
At 1035 we dropped anchor into the protected bay of Black Point Settlement. Far from the resorts, seaplanes, and Mega-Yachts with water slides, this is a very friendly laid back community. Staying would be easy as we plan to be here only a day before checking out a few new anchorages on the way towards Georgetown. But then......
Fair Winds & Quiet Anchorages,
Wendy & Jeff