Amazing Water & Sharks
26 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
The water here is SO clear! I can stand on the deck and watch (clearly) my anchor hit the bottom and begin to dig into the sand 12'-15' beneath the surface. I rather dislike swimming in water I can't see through. Here, we can snorkel and the sunlight is reflecting brightly off the white-sand bottom..we can see a long way in every direction under the boat..we can dive down, swim under our keel.seeing everything clearly..yahoo.
We've begun taking baths in the ocean either off the beach, or off the back of the boat at anchor. Joy dishwashing liquid lathers in salt-water..so we dive over with a bottle of Joy and wash-up..sometimes rinsing with a little fresh water back aboard. This saves fresh water..hard to find and expensive in most places. We have a water-maker..a reverse osmosis system...making fresh water from salt, but it's output is small and take precious power.
At Big Major Spot, bathing off the back of the boat, we got to see good-sized stingrays swimming under us and even about a six-foot nurse shark. They are very cool to see that close-up.