Adonai: Looking Back from Farmers Cay
29 April 2014 | Exuma Bahamas
Friday april 25 Spanish wells 25 32 N 76 45W April 14 Adonai rests in Spanish wells as we travel to the states fundraising for the Guatemala Orphans. On return we were greeted by many locals and friends. Returning back to Spanish Wells not only is the scenery beautiful the open loving hearts of the people are inviting and welcoming .
Sail Rock 24 56 N 76 47 W
Arriving Sail Rock with 8 aboard Adonai is hosting a family retreat. The sound of generators fill the night air, we are in a local conch safe haven where the fishing boats anchor for the night to rest. Surrounded by calling gulls and a starlit sky the day has past. Our journey from Spanish Wells was peaceful while dropping anchor in the harbor of Sail Rocks the calm waters are inviting for exploration.
Swimming across the anchorage Holt and Andria met Cracky a gentleman from Nassau who lent a hand to clear up a continuous fogging mask, later to gift us with many conch and sharing his fine art of conch filleting. On the outer edges when the ocean is calm you are able to swim out finding beautiful sea fans surrounding a spectacular shell of a past stag horn reef now inhabited by hundreds of fish with new corals and fans coming back to life, absolutely breath taking beautiful. Ending our adventure as the sunsets we drift in the tide change through the main entrance passing over incredible fields of various sea fans turning into a forest of living sargasso weed covering the floor of the ocean which appeared to go for miles as the river of water is rushing between the rocky jagged border of emerging coral rocks.
SATURDAY APRIL 26 Allen's Cay 24 45' N 76 50 W
The colors in the water here are like none other radiating with pink ad purple hues from within the shades of multiple blues. Large Iguanas swarm the beach like puppies eager to greet you as you enter their domain. The environment hosts a hatchery for juvenile conch decorating the shore on low tide.
The most fun here is the tides swift current allowing you to drift in the river of life rushing down current as you dive down it is a sensation of flying as you pass through a canyon below the sea filled with more beauty exposing the treasures of the sea ,conch, fish and a new anchor.
Sunday High Bourne Cay 24 42'N:76 49" W
A beautiful private island with a marina providing fuel, fresh water and a market with fresh breads and fruit. Most interesting is the pool of sharks at the entrance naturally Holt had the urge to jump in , which he did and found their friendliness and curiosity a bit more than expected with a few punches to the nose of the curious sharks Holt found his comfort zone among the gathering of these very large sea creatures.feeding on fish carcass.
Normans Cay , 24 35N: 76 48W Exploring a plane wreck where the movie blow was filmed the story of a drug Lord back in the 1980's now is a reef relic with friendly yellow and black stripped fish and one crazy aggressive attack fish on the tail of the D.C.3 he was black with orange eyelids about 3 inches long came and bit me and attacked Ted. Later we drifted out the channel into the ocean where Ted road an unsuspecting old sea turtle the water is quite chilly but clear and beautiful.
Monday Staneil Cay 24 10N:76 27'W
Drifting through the Bahamas checking out Thunder Bowl Grotto feeding the fish in the caves filled with tropicals, huge dog snappers and grouper all hanging out in the beautiful caves waiting to be feed. Next the allure of the old Thunder Bowl Club perched high on the rocky hillside which is now closed and run down but interesting . Jumping in the water again to go drifting 1/2 mile in the current back to Adonai which is anchored out in the harbor. Tomorrow we will go look for the wild pigs that live on the beach around the way before we head out to the Ragged Islands.
Tuesday April 29, 2014 23 57'N: 76 19'W Little Farmers Cay one of the most friendliest island I have visited and it is the second smallest isolated community in the Bahamas. Tasha is welcoming at the local market and Carsel prepares off the chain conch salad on the dock , while dinner at Ocean Cabin certainly has the secret to the most tender lobster. After dinner Terry the owner along with his beautiful wife sings a song with his guests about Little Farmers Cay and after a visit with J.R the local wood carver you will feel right at home.