Saturday, March 17, 2012

Southern Exumas

Georgetown, Exumas
23 31.71 N 075 45.97 W

Swimming pigs at Big Majors Spot near Staniel Cay. Supposedly these pigs were left on the island by locals - the cruisers keep them well fed with boat scraps and the islanders have a an occasional pig roast. It's a win/win for everyone except the pigs.

The 3 beautiful conch shells that we harvested at Sampson Cay.
Can't beat the view while Ida Patton, proprietor of Rockside Inn & Laundromat in Black Point Settlement on Great Guana Cay gives Mark a haircut.
The local ladies make some beautiful woven baskets in Black Point.

Adderly's grocery store on Black Point. Not exactly Super Stop & Shop but it works.

Barnacle taking in the sunset.
"Cruisers Central" in Georgetown is the Exuma Market dinghy dock inside Lake Victoria This is the "parking lot" for the grocery store and other businesses in town.

We anchored in our usual favorite location off of Monument Beach on Stocking Island. It looks secluded until you see the next photo.
The view from the top of the Monument looking over Carina. We arrived in Georgetown the last week of February just in time for the 2 week Cruiser's Regatta festivities. There were about  250 other cruiser's boats anchored throughout Elizabeth Harbor.

The Exuma Sound side of Stocking Island is a beautiful stretch of unspoiled white sand beach for walking along.

We never tire of the turquoise blue waters and sugar sand beaches.

Kathy buying fresh produce from a local woman along the Georgetown roadside. The delicious tomatoes and other veggies are from this woman's garden on the island.

Some of the other boats anchored off the Chat & Chill beach bar which is the hub for all of the cruiser activities such as volleyball, bacci ball, dominoes, etc

Beach church also takes place at Chat & Chill on Sunday mornings. Beach Church is an incorporated church with a large membership of cruisers from many countries. The "cathedral" has the highest ceiling in the world and never needs a new floor.

Enjoying a Kalik with friends at Chat & Chill
Sinbad enjoys some playtime onboard.

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