19 March 2019 | Cambridge Cay, Exumas
With hopes of getting into the Warderick Wells mooring field, we left Shroud at about 0730. We were underway with little or no wind to help move us....another motoring day. So the drill is to hail Warderick Wells on VHF Channel 9 after their 0900 announcement of accepting reservations for the day. We had called in the day before and should have been about third or fourth in line, but folks were not leaving. I cannot blame them at all.....with unsettled weather coming it is a good place to be.
So we went to Plan B which was to moor or anchor in the Cambridge Cay mooring field of Exuma Park. It would be new to us all and that in itself is a little exciting.
We have called ahead to find there are no moorings available but there is plenty of anchoring room. We forge on to new territory and more gorgeous scenery. You really don’t get tired of seeing this.
The entrance into the mooring field is quite exciting with a northern and southern entrance. The northern route is the one we took that takes you around Bell Island and close to cut from the ocean. Several tight or skinny openings between a sand spit and rocks.
We both enter the field and drive around looking for a spot to drop the anchor out of harms way. There are three moorings here for boats over 100 feet long so you have to give those ample room. Once we put down our anchor, Crossroads found her spot and we all settled in nicely. After a couple more hours we had about six more boats come in to find anchoring as well.
At 1700 there was a happy hour in the beach. There were at least 19 boats represented by the count of the dinghies on shore. Kids, dogs, and a large number of folks all bringing something to share....it was quite the event. Our host boat is SeaLark from Deltaville if you can believe that. They keep their boat at.......Stingray Point Marina.....it is truly a small world. We find turtles, fish, rays and sharks in our anchorage......most of that I am happy with.
Off to dinner on Crossroads where we are treated to some of the best chicken pie, Bahamas mac and cheese, asparagus and apple crisp. Deidre, Robin’s cousin, has family still here in the Bahamas. She had made the chicken pie and the mac and cheese for Barry and Robins Great Loop trip.......I am so thankful we got to enjoy those “benefits”. Now in a food coma, Greg, Jaxon and I head back to Ti Amo.
Another day is done.