"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 30, 2015

Mar. 29 - Lynyard Cay

North Lynyard Cay anchorage

"Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world." —Catlin Matthews

The wind was still blowing when we got up, so we had a slow morning enjoying breakfast and surfing the Internet. Around 10:00 we both decided the wind had laid enough for us to move on...we were both getting a little tired of just hanging around on the boat. So we dropped the mooring and headed south to Lynyard Cay. Lynyard Cay is a private island with a few homes, but all the beaches in Abaco are public and it’s said to be a great place to look for shells and sea glass.

The water in our anchorage is unbelievably clear...even with the wind blowing some. We dropped the hook and then took the dinghy down so we could explore the small beaches. We found more sea biscuits, larger than any we've seen before. I thought I'd collected enough of them, but we had to keep these just for their size. We also found some very unusual sponges on the first beach and a few urchins. Our best find of the day was beautiful polished sea glass and lots of it. We discovered Abaco's glass beach. Well maybe not a real glass beach, but better than anything else we’ve seen. It was everywhere and each wave seemed to bring in more. It's the best sea glass we've seen since we were in Maine.

Getting back to The Pearl was a rough ride since the wind had picked up again. We were both soaked by the time we got back, but it was still fun to get out and do something today. Our anchorage is beautiful and it looked even more spectacular with the large moon reflecting off the gorgeous clear water.

Our anchorage
Our view on the way back to the boat
Some of our earlier sponges...airing out
A close up of one of our sea biscuits
The sea biscuit on the bottom left was our largest until today...the largest now is 6"x4". Believe me that is pretty big!

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