|Enjoying the beach at Warderick Wells|
The next morning we did a power clean of the boat and sailed into Staniel Cay and paid for a night at the dock ($2.00 per foot). I counted over 15 nurse sharks off the dock. They like to hang out where the fish are being cleaned. A little eerie and needless to say, we didn’t go for a swim off the dock here.
|Staniel Cay onshore|
|Mike and Hans in Staniel Cay|
|Hans & Mike aboard Tanqueray|
|Pipe Creek sandbar, is underwater at high tide|
From there, we sailed back up north to Pipe Creek where we spent two days of exploring, snorkeling, spearfishing, eating, kayaking, yoga and enjoying ourselves. In total we caught, 7 conch, 2 groupers and a giant lobster. We’ve been eating seafood non-stop. I filleted my first grouper on the beach. And one night Hans cooked us a delicious meal of crack conch and fried grouper.
|Hans with his lobster catch|
|Sara filleting grouper|
After Pipe Creek, we headed south again, this time to Black Point, one of the larger settlements in the Exumas, consisting of around 300 locals. They have a grocery store here and a couple restaurants and one bar! We all enjoyed a cold Kalik (Bahamian beer) at the bar and were able to pick up Wi-Fi! This is a huge deal, it means I can check email, upload our blog stories and reconnect with the world after a long while of not having Internet access.
Future plans while Hans is onboard: We plan to head south towards Georgetown and then cut across to the north end of Long Island if the weather cooperates, otherwise we may sail down the west side of Long Island and then onto Crooked Island. Third option is checking out the Ragged Islands (this is mostly uncharted territory).