|The best part about the place is the entrance is cut through the rock.|
|This does not suck...|
The blue water was here again and we were joyous! The beauty of our surroundings was too much for us to process. There are just no words and the photos pale in comparison to the shimmering and iridescent colors of the water. The clouds make a dramatic backdrop and reflect off of the water adding another dimension that is even more indescribably. I know, I know… there are clouds everywhere. But with the way the blue green water reflects and colors the some cloud bottoms in contrast to the other colors it is just different… better…
A small sailboat with a colorful sail came by and it’s captain waived a greeting. They must be from one of the nearby homes lining the white sandy beach.
Great Harbour had been a disappointment… but that was the marina… While we are still anchored off of Great Harbour Cay, this is a world away.
|Bruce found a lounger in the shade|
|Someone else's collection|
|Tiny Palms with big shadows|
|Gracefully waving Sea Oats|
|Finding Sea Biscuits like finding easter eggs|
|Creating art out of nothing|
|I wonder what tiny creature is creating all of these sand tunnels|
|Time to get into the water|
|Very salty water creates awesome bouyancy|
|and all day...|
|to do it!|
|Birds stake ownership of this beach by dive-bombing Bruce|
|A girl loves a fan|
|Favorite mode of transportation|
|Bruce - rare shadow selfie|
With the obvious entertainments of this Cay finally exhausted, we sped over to Little Petite Cay to see if we could find a snorkel spot.
We kept our eye on the thunder-boomers looming in the distance, but it didn't look like we were in their pathway as we approached the tiny beach.
What had appeared to be a great place to snorkel from a distance, turned out to be less inviting upon closer inspection. I set to beach combing and found this cay to be one of the most shell-laden we've found in the entire Bahamas.
So while Bruce scoped out the water... I collected shells and marveled at the other wonders hiding on this tiny cay.
|Oyster Catchers chirped at us|
|Crab races... not a photo finish!|
We found some movers and shakers of the crab community and put them to the test. We drew a circle in the sand and had an impromptu crab race. I chose my crab when she won!
Watch the excitement LIVE!
After all of that adrenaline, the snorkeling fell a little short, but we took a swim around the corner and found a few things of interest under-the-sea.
|This is a nursery where tiny fishes of all sorts were found.|
|They didn't know whether to be curious or frightened|
|Most interesting find was the Flamingo Tongue|
Well, after the unexpectedly civilized Abacos... the Berrys are turning out to be everything we had expected the Bahamas to be... remote beaches, unspoiled beauty and fascinating creatures. We are really feeling the finality of being here. After this, it's back to the US. We plan to stretch it out for as long as the calendar will allow.