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

April 11, 2015

April 9 – Little Abaco Island

Angelfish Point - Anchorage

“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor – Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Today was our last play day in the Abacos and we made the most of it. By 8:30 we were on our way to Green Turtle Marina for a little fuel and water, and then we made our way to Munjack Cay. We anchored near the beach on the north end so we could swim with the sting rays. Actually we didn’t swim with them…we waded with them. The local dive operators have been feeding the rays here for years, so they are very friendly. They came right up to my legs. We also saw two small sharks and a turtle…even the sharks were looking for a hand out. We didn’t feed any of them. I did get to pet them though…it was one of the best experiences we’ve had since we’ve been here.

On our way to Powell Cay Stan caught a Spanish Mackerel, which we had for dinner…it was very good. The water around Powell Cay was beautiful, but the anchorage was full of boats, so the beaches were too. We found a trail that led across the island and wandered down the beach on the Atlantic side and only found a few sea urchins and a couple of very nice sponges. Once we were joined by a few other people we took the dinghy to the beach on the north end and found a few more things. It was our last beach combing day, we’re going to miss our walks on the beach.

Our last stop for the day was Angelfish Point on Little Abaco Island. It was one of our first stops when we arrived last month. It didn’t look as pretty this time since the tide was up. Our little beach was under water and all we found on shore was a rocky beach. We spent a little time looking around and then went back to the boat to relax…we didn’t travel too far today but we stayed very busy. We had a wonderful day and the memories of this trip will stay with us for a long time.

Our last tropical drink on the beach. Bluff House Beach
Bluff House Beach on Green Turtle Cay
The sting rays
Munjack Cay...lots of beautiful beaches

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