29 December 2021
Hawksbill Cay was a nice contrast with Shroud Cay. It felt a bit more remote, and we shared the southern mooring field with another monohull. We took the dinghy around parts of the island, then landed on a soft sand beach. We hiked up a relatively undeveloped rocky trail to the top of a hill with a cross that read "Bless All Who Sail." We enjoyed a view of the entire island, including our boat at the mooring.
We met Wolfgang and Dan on the Galateia, a red monohull. There were four others on board that we did not meet yet. The owner, Wolfgang told us the boat spent the last two years unattended in the Bahamas because of Covid. He had left her in the water on a return trip home to Germany. He them was not able to return to the Bahamas until 10 days ago. The neglect had taken its toll, but he was making progress getting her back in shape. He had sailed her around the world and up and down the ICW twice. He had been through the Bahamas 4 times already, but had never spent a lot of time there, even though his boat did!
We also spent the morning making water, finishing laundry and making minor repairs to the freshwater system.