Photo Finish

Normally, as many of you know, I would have posted several times about our time in the Exumas. Too much fun in the sun and limited wi-fi put the kabash on that, but I’d say it was for the best. So here’s some photo highlights of our time in George Town, Exuma through leaving the Exumas on April 1, bound for the Abacos.  I think there’s something here for all interests.

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Cort’s House on Stocking Island, across from George Town, Exuma. Before painting and much more.

 

George Town cruising regatta- in harbor race with precious little wind

George Town cruising Regatta- in harbor race with precious little wind. Yes, they race through the anchored boats.

 

Jeff & Karen Siegel sing aCapella (almost) I told you So

Cruising Regatta Variety Show: Jeff & Karen Siegel sing aCapella (almost) “I told you So”.  Aka, ActiveCaptain 🙂

 

Ladies tug first

Ladies tug first. I got roped (pun intended) into the tug o war- fun and yes, we lost.

 

Ready set, GO... for fun

Ready set, GO… for fun

 

Sara on left

You would think we won, but no.  So much fun though.

 

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Our friend Cort (who urged me to join the ladies tug) and grandson Max do their team proud.

 

COconut Challenge

Coconut Challenge. More regatta fun. Paddle with flippers and collect coconuts.

 

Alotta coconuts

A lotta coconuts. But they didn’t collect the golden coconut.

And we finally depart George Town and Elizabeth harbor, missing the Fun Volleyball regatta event- and Cort and Max leading their team to victory (we hope).

Exumas- Children'sBay?

Exumas- Children’s Bay. Interesting name.

 

No longer a pirate gal, she's a fishing lady

No longer a pirate gal, she’s a fishing lady. Look who we came upon. Like seeing ourselves, only we didn’t tow our dinghy.

 

Rudder Cay

Rudder Cay. A beautiful sunset. Haven’t seem many notable ones until now.

 

Anchored off Cave Cay sand bar

Anchored off Cave Cay sand bar. LOW winds allowed us to be brave and daring.

 

our fave sand bar

Our fave sand bar off Cave Cay.

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Sand bar selfie

see the fleshy part in front

Olive shell, very much alive. See the fleshy part in front? It would extend out to move.

 

goats on Big Farmers S anchorage

Goats on Big Farmers Cay. Heard them a lot, only saw them once.

 

lower tide BF tidal creek

A nursery for baby rays; at lower tide in a tidal creek. Mama could be spotted in deeper waters.

 

The ocean in 20kts+ East wind. BFC SandDollar Bch

The ocean in 20kts+ East wind. Big Farmers Cay on the ocean side.

 

Helmet shell- excellent specimen and scads of sand dollars

Helmet shell- excellent specimen and scads of sand dollars ( I didn’t keep them all)

 

Ty's, foot wash next to shower

After Big, comes Little.  Farmers that is. and Ty’s. Left of the shower stall is a foot wash- so handy.

 

Twin Sisters and baby sis at Ty's Lil Farmers

Twin Sisters and baby sis at Ty’s Sunset Bar and Grill, Lil Farmers

 

Paradise and cruisers' delight

Paradise and cruisers’ delight. Can you tell we liked this place? Lunch and Dinner was served with stainless flatware, no plastic here. Cloth napkins too.

 

All lined up- dinghy, TS and clouds- by Ty's

All lined up- dinghy, TS and clouds- by Ty’s

 

One lands and gets out of the way of the 2nd

One plane lands and gets out of the way of the 2nd. Tys is right next to the air strip. Keeps things interesting.

 

Didn't land

Didn’t land, but sure was fun to watch.

 

Anchor chain marks along bottom 5.7ft

Anchor chain marks along bottom 5.7ft. One of our favorite sights; low, low wind and watching the anchor chain. Ok, so we are easily amused.

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I found the missing mailboat!

I found the missing mailboat!   🙂 Days earlier we’d heard of mailboat and food delivery problems.

 

Possible Haitian or Cuban wreck on Little FArmers

Possible Haitian or Cuban wreck on Little Farmers. Russ was enthralled and went to check this out

 

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Little Bay morning

Little Bay morning. Yes, we moved. But still found calm waters.

 

Walking thru never finished marina over to SOund side beach

Walking thru never finished marina, over to a beach on the sound side.

 

Large snail with all INSIDES out

Large snail with all INSIDES out making tracks for the water. We placed him/her in the shallow water because we worried.

 

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Happy Birthday Dad!! Russ receives the BEST birthday gift; a surprise week-long visit from Benj

 

See the red plane?

First stop Staniel Cay. See the red plane?

 

Snorkel the Grotto- tan and white guys

Heading out to snorkel the Grotto- tan and white guys

 

Many Mahi Mahi

Many Mahi Mahi

 

Fresh conch salad making at Staniel

Fresh conch salad making at Staniel Cay docks, near the many Mahi

 

Return with fresh conch salad

The guys return with fresh conch salad, prepared before their eyes- just the way we  like it.

 

Happy family at SCYC

Happy family at SCYC. Russ doesn’t smile like this very often, but this was a SPECIAL occasion for sure; I mean it’s not every day you turn 60!! Hehe

 

explore cave on Great Guana Cay by Oven Rock

We backtrack a bit and explore a cave on Great Guana Cay by Oven Rock

 

Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay. For some reason awesome sunsets can be found right here

 

Sandy Cay with anchored boats behind Big Major

Sandy Cay with anchored boats behind Big Major. You know, Pig Beach aka Big Major.

 

Chopper flies off- love the clouds

Warderick Wells in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.- love the clouds

 

Sand bar becomes more exposed

Warderick Wells.  Sand bar becomes more exposed

 

Good view of mooring at WW

Good view of mooring at Warderick Wells.  Depth was oh, ten feet.

 

Tucked in at Highbourne- great S protection. Even the BTC tower

Tucked in at Highbourne- great South protection.  BTC tower for great cell service. Last anchorage in Exumas

 

Calmer past Fleeming Channel

Fleeming Channel- not really a channel but a wide area. Bound for Royal Island, Eleuthera. Next stop, Little Harbor, Abacos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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