Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Spring... Part 3 of 3

If you care to read this in sequence, start down at The Exumas...Finally and work up.
Shark we passed on the way back from Highborne.

So after the Iguanas, we dink back to Highborne and barter with a young fellow there.
You clean two fish and you get one free.

He agreed

The sharks love the fish cleaning area. They always hang around and when someone walks up to the fish cleaning station they swim over to collect any scraps thrown in.

So then the Spring.

All the folks here at the marina have said, "you must see the Spring." So off we go. "Just follow the signs", they said.
The Marina dog, Mr. Wilson, actually led the way.

So down a dusty trail of coral bones and limestone, we see the second sign.

After a 2 mile walk down a dusty trail, we find the spring.
Bahamian Humor.

Even Mr. Wilson seemed to be in on the joke

So back to the boat we went, chuckling to ourselves, this is all part of the experience. Mr. Wilson walked back with us only to return to his original spot.
Job well done, Mr. Wilson.

The weather was perfect and it was a great day. Now for tomorrow.



Allens Cay and the Iguanas... Part 2 of 3

After walking to the beach we decided to take the dink and run over to Allens Cay to see the infamous Iguanas.
As we get close to the beach, sure enough, we see twenty or so Iguanas run to the shore in hopes of a handout.

Like in all other social cultures; there must be a pecking order here also. The big lizard always got the bread and shared it if he wanted. The others had to scramble for a few nibbles.

While dinking around, some guys on a sport fish asked if we would take one of their buddies to shore with his video camera to take pics of his children playing with the Iguanas. We said we would for a beer. (we were very thirsty and had no beer with us.)
They did us one better and gave us 2 beers and 2 fish. You can't beat that.

My Catch
Fresh fish tonight.

The Exumas.... Finally... Part 1 of 3

For years we have been cruising to the Bahamas and for years folks have asked; Have you been to the Exumas?
Our intentions were always to travel north to south. Start with the Abacos and work our way down to the Exumas before heading back to the US and the Keys. But it never worked out that way. Either weather or good times and friends kept us in the Abacos. But not this year. The picture above is our first night at anchor just off Highborne Cay

The Sailing Catamaran "Diamond Girl".
They are from Jackson, TN

Yesterday we dicided to go into the Marina at Highborne Cay and this little fellow was our first visitor. He just flew in and sang us a short song and left.
(He just paid us another visit as I am writing this)

There is a short road next to the marina. Take a left and go to the beach... to the right is the famous "Spring". more on that later.
So we went to the beach; and a beautiful beach it is.

I am going to break this day up into a couple more post. Lots of pics.