|The Queen's Dock, Hamburgert Beach|
High winds kept us from enjoying much of what this spot has to offer. There are hiking trails and nearby snorkel spots galore... not to mention beaches.
Upon arrival we dropped the hook at the first beach we came to. Monument Beach. Actually we are almost between two beaches as we are closer to the gorgeous Flip Flop beach than Monument. But we wanted to be away from the crowds so that running our generator in the evening didn't bother anyone.
We actually had a little trouble finding the right path, there are several "false" pathways that lead to nothing... After a few attempts, we were finally on the now obvious way to the monument... or somewhere...
DIY Insect Repellant, but it was gone before I made it happen... Now I'm wishing that I had picked it up because WE were almost picked up by these hungry mozzies!
If the climb didn't take my breath away... the view totally did!
I've looked and looked for a history of this structure, sometimes called the Salt Beacon. All I can find is that it once had a light at the top and served to guide ships into Elizabeth Harbour associated with the Salt Trade.
Now it provides that same service to Cruisers and it is a welcome sight signifying that we're almost there as we sail down the coast.
Our plan had been to continue on the path to the beach on the Exuma Sound side of the island but the mozzies chased us back out to the water. Maybe we'll come back and hike another day armed with repellant... today I'm wearing the blood of others on my clothes as we high tail it to the boat for lunch.
|Kelley Nicole arriving|
|The gang's all here!|
It was fun having the boat full to overflowing (10 souls) and I'm sure our laughter could be heard across the harbour.
Good times abound. Each day unfolds with new friends and sights. Cruising life is good and we're so glad we persevered through all the work days because now... the Play Days begin!