Another Day in Paradise
07 January 2019
We've been anchored off Williams Cay for 2 days and there is no getting tired of the scenery here. The first day we arrived the winds were nice and light so we dinghied back out through Aderley Cut along the outside shore to a coral reef that is full of Elkhorn Coral. It was absolutely beautiful, and it's just like it sounds, it looks like big Elk or Moose antlers underwater. Once again we were mesmerized by the abundance and brilliant colours of the fish. After a couple of hours it was time to call it a day and head back to Dagny. The 30 minute dinghy ride gave us a chance to explore the shore and make plans for Sunday.
Our current anchorage has great holding and is well protected from any winds in the eastern quadrant so we all had a good sleep. Sunday dawned a little breezy with numerous rain squalls around. We are currently with a group of 4 other boats and we had organized a hike on the island at 10:30, however, due to the rainy weather we postponed it till after lunch. It had cleared up by the time we headed ashore to climb the highest peak in the Exumas. That may sound challenging, but it is less then 100' high, however, the view of the bank and the ocean was stunning. Once we got back to the beach we found another trail that led across the Island to the ocean front beach. We find it important to walk as much as we can to keep active and the soft beach sand provided great exercise for our legs. The sand on the ocean side is so soft that you sink about 6-10 inches while walking, kinda like walking in fresh snow but we could do this in bare feet.
We're not sure how long we'll stay here but for now there isn't a shortage of things to keep us busy. There are a couple of rays that are at least 4' diameter who we see every time we're out in the dinghy. This morning we saw a couple of kayakers stop on the beach for a break so we dinghied over to say hi. Turns out they're from Germany and had flown into Georgetown to spend a month kayaking and camping around the Exumas.
Today's picture is a shot of the ocean from atop the Island.