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|We had dinner on |
The next day we stayed at Flamingo Cay and explored the island by dinghy and by foot. There is a large cavern that you can drive your dinghy into.
|We also walked across the island to the open ocean side where Kathy found some nice sea glass and Mark collected more sea beans.|
Afterwards we went for a swim in a beautiful sandy bay… more watchful for any sharks.
After setting anchor we cooled off by snorkeling around the boat. We’re anchored in about 10’ of gin clear water with a light grass bottom.
After drinks were properly made, Edward then took over Puddle Jumper’s galley and proceeded to make scorched conch as an appetizer, and peas & rice and conch and a 2nd peas & rice for the Lobster tails that Bill grilled.
Edward & Mara relaxing after a contented meal. Notice that Sky Juice glow?
The afternoon was extremely hot and waters as calm as glass. Reluctant to swim off our boats where the Barracudas were keeping vigil, we all met on the beach where we floated in the water drinking rum punches.
|On Tue April 3rd, we sailed another 13 nautical miles south to Hog Cay. There are no pigs on Hog Cay, however it was used for raising cattle, primarily Brahma bulls in the 1970’s & ‘80’s. Only wild goats inhabit the island now.|
We were successful in catching a few Jacks, however these Crevalle Jacks are not the best for eating and the larger ones can contain the Cigautera neural toxin that accumulates in their meat from feeding on reef fish.
The beach camp also had a stone fire pit for cruisers to burn their garbage in. Here Kathy is tending the poker stick while burning the past few week’s accumulated on-board garbage.
While Kathy was burning garbage, Mark crafted our own personalized float to mark our visit.
The salt pond beds in the background are no longer in use for commercial production - but plenty of sea salt is available to residents and visitors. Ragged Island used to trade salt and fish for fruits, produce and other goods with
Walking back from town across the newly paved runway, as with the new road system built and paid for by The EU/ Swiss. A priest from Exuma had just flown in on the small plane for the Anglican Church’s Easter services.
We explored the beautiful clear waters between Ragged and Little Ragged Islands ...
|... and found more conch. Our Freezer is now full with it …|
and Kathy found more Sand Dollars
We collected a
On Wed Apr 11th we motored 56 miles into northeast wind & seas to arrive in Long Island before the next weather window was forecast to close on us. This photo was as we crossed Comer Channel. This blog is being sent while anchored in
, Salt Pond, Long Island. It was nice to get away from it all the past 2 weeks but equally nice to be back in civilization. Thompson Bay