Category: Exuma

Shroud Cay

Shroud Cay

Heading north, we stopped for a couple of nights at Shroud’s Cay.  This turned out to be an excellent anchorage with lots of interesting things to do. First stop- a dinghy ride to Hawksbill Cay to find the Russell Ruins, a Loyalist settlement from just […]

Cambridge and Compass Cays

Cambridge and Compass Cays

We headed north and decided to stop at one of our favorite places in the Exumas- the anchorage at Cambridge Cay.  This gave us an opportunity to revisit the Sea Aquarium one last time, then visit the Bubbly Pool on Compass Cay, and finally snorkel […]

Black Point, Exumas

Black Point, Exumas

By this time in our cruising life, Joe, Ethan and I had been gone from home almost 9 months total.  It was time to make a decision about turning around and making the slow trek back to the US.  We missed our family and friends.  […]

Bitter Guana Cay

Bitter Guana Cay

Thankful to be away from Staniel Cay, Bitter Guana Cay was a breath of fresh air!  We went ashore with our friends, Lynn and Ken, aboard Tryst Two, to see the marine iguanas.  They were interesting creatures and very docile for the most part. These […]

Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs

Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs

Everyone had been talking about the swimming pigs at Staniel Cay for as long as I can remember.  For many, it was the highlight of their trip.  With excitement building, we sailed to Staniel Cay and anchored off of the famed Pigs Beach.  We jumped […]

Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure

While anchored at Cambridge Cay, our weather forecasting models showed bad weather was coming, so we moved to a mooring ball to ride out the storm.  Here is a picture of S/V Mahi, taken by Bruce McWhirter, M/Y Felix.  This is the first time to […]

Sea Aquarium

Sea Aquarium

Heading to our next anchoring spot at Cambridge Cay, we had a lovely beam reach along the Exuma Bank, where you become used to sailing in 8-20 feet of water.  That is just how the Exumas are.  You quickly overcome your fear of running aground, […]

Arrived to the Exumas!

Arrived to the Exumas!

Dawn found us leaving Rock Sound, Eleuthra, and heading across the deep blue Exuma Sound for the Exumas.  Wind was up, which is a good thing for a sailboat.  Only issue was the wind direction was not favorable for our plan to head towards Highbourne […]