01 May 2011
Fun day exploring the island of Warderick Wells – the park headquarters for the Exumas Land and Sea Park. The park is made up of 15 major cays and numerous smaller ones encompassing 176 square miles. There are no commercial developments within the park and the only inhabited islands are privately owned. It is without a doubt, the most pristine and possibly the most beautiful area in the Exumas. We exchanged books in the park office, hiked over the island to Boo Boo Hill (where cruisers leave driftwood with their boat names – Lindsay, DreamCatcher’s 1997 sign wasn’t there!) and snorkeled the gorgeous reef just off the beach. Bruce spotted the invasive Pacific Lionfish under a coral head – people are encouraged to catch and eat them (there is a cookbook out now on how to prepare this poisonous fish) to reduce their population. Elaine and I were relieved that the great white hunter decided not to show his superior hunting skills, and left him at his coral house! After a yummy chickpea/tuna salad lunch and naps, we topped the day off with grilled chicken and plantains, salad, and rosemary popcorn while watching Captain Ron. We are blessed!!