Monday, March 20, 2017

Gin Clear Water!

Arriving in the Exumas, one of the most notable changes was that the water became truly gin clear.  All the water in the Bahamas has been wonderfully clear, but the Exumas were a notch clearer.  Add on top of that the Exuma Land and Sea Park is a marine sanctuary, and you have some great underwater exploring to do. Here we are at Warderick Wells, home of the park office and a nice place to spend some time...

We spent a nice, calm day seeing the Cay by dinghy.  The water was so calm that day, we were doing some dry, speed snorkelling from the dinghy.  This photo was taken at the "Pieces of Eight" reef between Hog Cay and Warderick Wells.

But I get ahead of myself.  We entered the Exumas at Cambridge Cay (Conch Cut, to be precise), and enjoyed a few days on a mooring at Cambridge Cay as a front came through.  We did some hiking on the Cay, and found this nice view of both the beach on the sound side and the mooring field in the distance.

We found some great snorkeling at "the Aquarium"

And even more snorkeling at the Rocky Dundas caves.  Yes, you snorkel into the caves!  It was really cool.  We were thankful we were able to time our trip for low tide and only a slight swell.  We were still both knocked over several times by the swell in the caves!

After some fun at Cambridge, we were off to Warderick Wells and the top two photos.  We hiked a few of the trails there, and set our sign on the pile at Boo Boo Hill.  It was neat to see signs of other boats we had met or of blogs we have read.

The next leg of our journey continues south down the Exuma chain toward Georgetown for the upcoming cruiser's regatta.  Stay tuned for some fun in the sun!