Sunday, January 26, 2014

Day Trip South

We are finally experiencing several days of calm weather. In fact, the Sunfish and dinghy races scheduled for today had to be cancelled due to lack of wind. That certainly doesn't happen often in the middle of winter! Instead it was a perfect day to load up the kayaks and snorkel gear and head south to Little Harbour.

Once we anchored, we kayaked all around the harbor and into the protected inner harbor.

This makes a great hurricane hole for boats.

Heading back out into the main anchorage.

The famous Pete's Pub and Gallery gets bigger every time we visit.

These are the caves that the Johnston family lived in when they first came to Little Harbour. Click HERE to learn more about this artistic family and their foundry.

Strange rock formations are near the caves. I can't believe I was actually floating in this little water depth.

 We headed out towards the ocean and found even more caves and blow holes. There is a constant surge causing water to spray through the holes and crevices, even today in these benign conditions.

Little Harbour is at the southern point of the Sea of Abaco, so after returning to the skiff we headed back north through the Bight of Old Robinson (Don't you love the name?), a huge crescent shaped bay that actually has several blue holes in the backwaters. Some of the water is so shallow, that we barely made it though. A few minutes later we came across about a dozen sea turtles scooting under the water in every direction.

We couldn't resist stopping at one of the small beaches on the Sea of Abaco side of Lynyard Cay to clean the marine growth off the bottom of the skiff and a bit more kayaking. Last stop was made at the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park to hook up to one of the mooring balls to feed the fish. 
 Dave also went snorkeling, but even though the water isn't too cold, the air still has a bit of briskness to it, so I opted out and watched from above. Dave was very encouraged that he is getting stronger and he could actually swim with his fins against the incoming tidal current and dive down about 15 ft. to the bottom. 

We're hoping that the weather prediction is accurate and we can get out and about for more adventures in the next few days. Stay tuned!

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