Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 295- Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas

I know that sometimes our adventures seem like a walk in the park, but this is not always the case.  We have faced some adverse conditions of late.  No sun and drenching rain for several days!  We had to use our foul weather gear, bail the dingy more than usual and live with wet, stinky clothes hung all over the inside of the boat.  It made us realize how little rain we've seen for months.
We've been exploring some of the many Cays of the Exumas.  We're learning new skills as we navigate through the cuts (in the reefs) in search of anchorages that are deep enough for us, ideally with not too much current roaring by.  One of our guide books told us about shy, pink iguanas "peeking through bushes" on Leaf Cay.  Sounded interesting.  They weren't shy enough for my taste, though!  As the picture below indicates, there were a lot of them on the beach waiting for us and they were fighting over who would get to us first.  Pablo thought they were just looking for snacks.  I wasn't interested in hanging around to find out if it was true.  After dropping me off on the boat, Pablo and the kids went back to explore.   Somehow they survived the iguana stampede and got some great photos.

Exploring Rat Cay

Leaf Cay sunset

A few of the pink iguanas waiting for us on the beach

The girls named this one "Big Dude"

An interesting spider on Leaf Cay

It is hard to capture the "adverse" conditions when the water is so beautiful

1 comment:

  1. The iguanas freaked me out, too. Especially after we saw them swimming, I kept imagining I heard them climbing aboard...
    Make sure you find a piece of driftwood to make a "Borealis" sign for the hill at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Great snorkeling there.