|Green waters of the Abacos!|
We arrived in the Abacos on the evening of June 18th preceeding a rough nearly 60 mile crossing from Harbor Island, Eleuthra. It took us over 10 hours of sailing hard on the wind. I threw up once. Let’s say we were happy to arrive!
|Sailing at dusk in the Abacos|
|Sailing in the Abacos|
|Hope Town harbor|
|Sunset in the Abacos|
|Mike snorkeling off the boat as we sail 1-2 knots.|
The next day, we sailed to the outside of Guana Cay, ready to explore the barrier reef.
Our dingy – Tonic – has not been the most reliable of vessels, so we must go by sailboat if we plan to venture more than half a mile. The reef was amazing; we spotted tons of Nassau grouper, but unfortunately were in a designated park area, so spearfishing was not permitted. Times like these are difficult for Mike – he lives and dreams about the next fish he’s going to spear. After diving for a couple hours we sailed north to No Name Cay.
While working out on No Name Cay’s beach, we were shocked when five porky pigs bombarded us. They seemed friendly enough, but it was time to get moving. We were down to our last gallon of drinking water – you can’t survive long on salt water and rum!
|Beach at Green Turtle Cay|
|New Plymouth, Green Turtle|