|Sunset at Hawksnest Cay|
The Berry Islands are "small". Covering only about 30 square miles, it is easy to move from one to another with plenty of time left in the day to explore.
After what seemed like a full day at Sugar Beach, we returned to the boat hot and tired. But instead of relaxing in the cockpit to while away the afternoon, we decided to move on over to Hawksnest Cay and do our "whiling" there. N25°44.844, W077°49.476
|Better pics of sharks in the shallows|
The seemed to be marginally concerned about our presence, keeping an agreeable distance from us, but not showing any tendency to flee. We are always mindful of our impact upon the wildlife in the places we go exploring.
|They look much bigger underwater...|
Once again we experienced one of those moments when we had to pinch ourselves because it's so difficult to believe that this is really our life!!! While friends and family are working and living normal lives... we get to be putzing around out here like this. With SHARKS!!!
We decided that we had disrupted their day enough and slowly backtracked to the mouth of the creek and beyond.
Hoping for a chance to snorkel, we motored along just behind the reef, looking for a spot to drop anchor. As we got closer, we realized that the protection offered by the reef was relative and the waters were still pretty active.
We took off towards the reef where we hoped to see more turtles... Just as we rounded the point, the water became very murky. The violence of the waves outside the reef was just too disruptive to visibility.
|Message in a bottle? Nope, just shells and sand.|
depleting the source of that very income at an alarming rate.
Seeing these babies tossed upon the beach was very sad...
|The calm side|
We decided to go on back to the boat and haul anchor. The wind was almost nil and the afternoon would be very warm just sitting on the boat.
Moving on to the next anchorage would give us a bit of a breeze and position us for our next island exploration event.