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.
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. Yes, they race through the anchored boats.
Cruising Regatta Variety Show: Jeff & Karen Siegel sing aCapella (almost) “I told you So”. Aka, ActiveCaptain 🙂
Ladies tug first. I got roped (pun intended) into the tug o war- fun and yes, we lost.
Ready set, GO… for fun
You would think we won, but no. So much fun though.
Our friend Cort (who urged me to join the ladies tug) and grandson Max do their team proud.
Coconut Challenge. More regatta fun. Paddle with flippers and collect 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’s Bay. Interesting name.
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. A beautiful sunset. Haven’t seem many notable ones until now.
Anchored off Cave Cay sand bar. LOW winds allowed us to be brave and daring.
Our fave sand bar off Cave Cay.
Sand bar selfie
Olive shell, very much alive. See the fleshy part in front? It would extend out to move.
Goats on Big Farmers Cay. Heard them a lot, only saw them once.
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. Big Farmers Cay on the ocean side.
Helmet shell- excellent specimen and scads of sand dollars ( I didn’t keep them all)
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 Sunset Bar and Grill, Lil Farmers
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
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, but sure was fun to watch.
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.
I found the missing mailboat! 🙂 Days earlier we’d heard of mailboat and food delivery problems.
Possible Haitian or Cuban wreck on Little Farmers. Russ was enthralled and went to check this out
Little Bay morning. Yes, we moved. But still found calm waters.
Walking thru never finished marina, over to a beach on the sound side.
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!! Russ receives the BEST birthday gift; a surprise week-long visit from Benj
First stop Staniel Cay. See the red plane?
Heading out to snorkel the Grotto- tan and white guys
Many Mahi Mahi
Fresh conch salad making at Staniel Cay docks, near the many Mahi
The guys return with fresh conch salad, prepared before their eyes- just the way we like it.
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
We backtrack a bit and explore a cave on Great Guana Cay by Oven Rock
Staniel Cay. For some reason awesome sunsets can be found right here
Sandy Cay with anchored boats behind Big Major. You know, Pig Beach aka Big Major.
Warderick Wells in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.- love the clouds
Warderick Wells. Sand bar becomes more exposed
Good view of mooring at Warderick Wells. Depth was oh, ten feet.
Tucked in at Highbourne- great South protection. BTC tower for great cell service. Last anchorage in Exumas
Fleeming Channel- not really a channel but a wide area. Bound for Royal Island, Eleuthera. Next stop, Little Harbor, Abacos