We are spending a couple of nights anchored behind a large rock cliff off of Rudder Cut Cay. There is a weather front with strong winds and rain coming early tomorrow morning and hopefully we will have some protection from it here.
Rudder Cut Cay is right next to Musha Cay where David Copperfield has a house. For some reason, probably just because he is David Copperfield, he had a stainless steel piano sculpture made and he sunk it in the water close to where we are anchored. Our understanding is that the mermaid was added later. An earlier picture can be found at this web site: http://www.underwatersculpture.com/projects/copperfield/
It doesn't seem to have much of a mirror finish anymore. We went to find it last night with the dinghy and saw it through our look bucket, a small bucket with a clear bottom that works remarkably well for seeing things in the clear water here. Today we went with our snorkel gear to get a better look at it. I hope you appreciate the picture above because it was not at all a pleasant experience to get it. It was supposed to be a nice calm day today. We were hoping to snorkel a couple of reefs along with the piano but it wasn't calm at all. The current was really strong and it was nearly impossible for me to handle it. I was in the water long enough to see the piano but only because Bill managed to anchor the dinghy so it was right next to it. I had to hold on to the dinghy the whole time.
We thought we would probably be alone at this anchorage but today the French Canadian cruisers came in. Now there is Moonraker and six Canadian boats here. Hopefully the weather won't be too bad. Depending on how it goes we may move again tomorrow or possibly wait until Friday. Our next leg takes us out to the Exuma Sound, otherwise known as the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe we'll finally try out our fishing gear!
Note for our cruising friends: The location of the piano is 23° 52.174' N, 76° 14.171'W.