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

April 2, 2015

April 1 – Great Guana Cay

Fishers Bay – Anchorage

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." —Khalil Gibran

We enjoyed a slow morning, getting a few things done online since we had a great wifi connection. We broke down last weekend and purchased a plan from Bahamas WiMAX. We have been lucky to find a lot of free wifi and probably could have dealt with that, but last weekend’s weather turned bad and we wanted a faster connection. The WiMAX speed is still subject to where you are...a lot better in some places than others.

Today was a day of anchorages. First we anchored by Matt Lowe and Sugar Loaf Cays to check out the beautiful little beaches on Matt Lowe. We soon found out the private island has signs posted telling people to stay off their beaches, so we dinghied around the islands and then returned to the boat.

Our next stop was to be for the night. It was past Marsh Harbor behind a hook of land (Loggerhead Pointthat gave us protection from the west wind. We got settled in and again took the dinghy ashore to explore. The beaches here were rugged with rock outcroppings...beautiful water and cedar lined shore. Very different from the other places we've seen. We did a little beach combing but didn't find much. Stan's treasure was a huge sponge...a couple of feet long and almost a foot wide. I'm not sure what we're going to do with it, at the moment it's sitting on our swim platform.

As we were getting dinner ready we noticed the wind had changed directions and we were beginning to get a little uncomfortable with swells hitting us on the beam. So after dinner we moved across the Sea of Abaco to Guana Cay. We were anchored just in time to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

The view from the first anchorage
Beautiful beaches but not available to the public
Pretty houses along the shore
We spotted this eagle ray near the boat.
Views from our second anchorage
Sunset in Fishers Bay...our third anchorage

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