Sailing in the Exumas with Rick and Eva on Calypso for a week was like coming home for us. It’s just as beautiful and unspoiled as the last time we sailed there 3 years ago.
Swimming hole on Cambridge Cay
Getting there was a piece of cake. After an easy 2 hour drive to Ft. Lauderdale, we parked right in front of the Watermaker airline hangar in the Executive airport. A short flight on a little airplane (we sat right behind the pilot) and we were on Andros Island to check in to the Bahamas. It took all of 10 minutes and we were off to Staniel Cay.
Leaving Ft. Lauderdale
No, he’s not texting! I think he’s eating lunch.
Anchorage near Staniel Cay
We spent the first night anchored in Big Majors off the famous pig beach.
A porker swims out to eat our moldy bread. We could never get this close with Bailey in the dinghy!
Piglets on the beach
Our wonderful hosts, Eva and Rick, looking a little less corporate these days
We spent the next 2 days at one of my favorite spots, Cambridge Cay. Rick took me snorkeling at the Coral Gardens. I was happy to see that the elk horn coral was still looking good.
We also went into the cave at Rocky Dundas
Looks like the dragon’s throat!
Brilliant corals and matching fish
Honeymoon beach is my happy place. There are shady trees and a deep swimming hole just off the beach.
Toenails must match scenery!
There’s no shelling in the Park so I collected photos instead.
The guys are chilling
We snorkeled out towards those rocks
Cambridge Cay mooring field
I spy a bananaquit!
Climbing up for a better view
Indescribable water colors
View of the mooring field
Captain Rick and chef extraordinaire Eva
I kayaked to the beach from the boat
Rick gives a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lesson
Fun but hard to turn around in the current
Stripy evening sky
We awoke to a squall with 45 knot gusts – time to move to a more protected spot!
We left Cambridge Cay after 2 perfect days and motored to Pipe Creek to wait out a front coming though. To be continued…