|We are the yellow star at the left|
We motored from MOW to Fisher's Bay and dropped our hook amongst maybe a half dozen or so other sailboats. The anchorage is plenty roomy with only one shallow spot to be wary of. There are mooring balls closer in but there's really no need to take one of those, the holding is good and this is a nicely protected space from winds anywhere from NE to SW.
We had been doing a pretty good job of eating healthy food on the boat to honor Brittney's healthy eating habits... but dang it! I want a meal OUT!!! Besides... she can't leave the Bahamas without trying some of the popular traditional foods, right? I had to make an executive decision that TODAY... we would have a meal ashore!
|It was quite a climb at low tide|
Of course we couldn't resist a quick spin through this cute little cemetery... I love the sea glass grave!!!
The way to Nippers is not clear, but we continued on along the sand streets until we began to see things that made us think we were going in the right direction.
|And then there was this...|
We turned up a long palm-lined sandy pathway with light at the end of the tunnel... This MUST be it!
|Notice the cat snoozing under the table. I Love this country!|
|Photo by Brittney obviously|
|Again, photo by Brittney|
What a VIEW!
We must have looked like cheapskates... an assumption that was upheld when we ordered only one plate of Grouper Fingers with traditional Bahamian sides, between the three of us.
The food was good and the wifi was fast. Brittney got to chat with her fiancé for a while.
|A small grocery but all the essentials are here.|
|The view fem the grocery store|
|A new neighbor in the anchorage|
After a very early night and a solid night's sleep, we were up and ready to go again the next morning.
And guess what... The SUN was SHINING!!! The winds were nil and we were so happy. It's amazing what a little sunshine will do to raise spirits and energy levels!
* The yellow star between the cays is the channel we took to get outside. the yellow star off the beach is where we dropped anchor on Dos Libras. you can see the reef just above it.
|Bruce on coral watch|
This is a spot that Bruce and I had tried to reach before but found the sea state to be just too raucous for us to even make it through the cut between Gumelemi and Guana Cays.
Today the seas were flat with just the barest amount of gentle swell. We motored easily through the cut and anchored just off the reef in about 10-15 feet of depth.
|Photo by Brittney - duh!|
|Sharing these moments with my kid... priceless!|
Enjoy the rest of these underwater pics... there are SO many and I want to post them all... But I will spare you.
|The inhabitants of the reef were completely unafraid|
|Beautiful fields of Elkhorn Coral|
|Huge columns of bait fish disappeared into the murky depths|
|Bruce ranges far and wide. Shark Patrol?|
|These dopy looking dudes hung out with us in schools|
|Mother Daughter moments|
It was with effortless ease that we enjoyed this magical place, until we realized that it wasn't really so effortless. The current had begun to flow inward. Our arrival at high slack tide was perfectly timed to ensure that we weren't swept out to sea, but now it was helping us to return to the shore... or the boat.
|Finally the opportunity to share the Emerald Cloud phenomenon with Brittney|