We’ve heard nothing but good things about Rock Sound, so now let us throw our praise upon the pile. Our four nights here are a blur of random Cruiserness. Our first order of business was to get rid of our stinky trash! We have been carrying around a gradually growing bag of trash for a solid week! Disposing of garbage on the islands is an adventure in itself. All through the Exumas we found that trash could be disposed of… for a fee. Everywhere we went there was a charge of $2 to $5 per bag. They just have nowhere to put it all… We didn’t find anyplace on Long Island and didn’t take it ashore on Cat Island… Lucky for us, Rock Sound has multiple collection barrels all along the streets and they are free of charge! We like free things!
|Filling the water jugs|
|The public dock|
|Airing our |
My guess is that they get fed often because we hardly found any fish the further we got from the entry. This was proven when several groups of tourists showed up with food. The fishes went wild.
|I swam away from the group, then got spooked and returned to the fold.|
Although it was already too late for our clothes… we thought we should hurry back. There was our boat, sitting still with our sunshades covering fore and aft deck and clothes lining the rails like the Beverly Boatbillies. We spent the rest of the afternoon rotating clothes, flipping them so that their other sides could dry and thus speed up the process. It never rained again, but as darkness fell we were still piddling with laundry. It finally did all get dry.
|Rain enveloping the anchorage|
|That's our boat with all our laundry hanging out!|
|The rain let up and we made a run back to the boats|
|Dock at Wild Orchid|
|Looks like a party going on!|
|I just LOVE the tiny cemeteries all over the islands!|
We would wander home and then meet up later aboard Bliss for happy hour after showers and a quickly thrown together snack to share. We had another boat join us after a bit and got to meet Bill and Gayle on Spiraserpula. She is VERY interesting to me because she’s a marine biologist and knows all about the critters we find snorkeling. We hope to get to know them better… but for now, our time here is done. Weather says move on. There are several stops we’d like to make on Eleuthera and time is short. Next stop… Governor’s Harbor!