Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.
Christy Ann Martine
It is sad to leave Black Point and realize that Mama’s bread is not in your future for but I guess this second stop was not planned either. Weather is coming from the West and we need protection that Black Point does not provide. We head up by Staniel and check out all the mega yachts once again and head into a little cove on the west side of Bell Island in the Exuma Land and Sea Park. This location will also allow us to snorkel the Rocky Dundas.
As soon as we drop the anchor a resident ray keeps us daily company. Of course, I need a closer look and the anchor will need checking as well. Into the clear blue water….. I enjoyed my swims with the ray. He came around daily for a visit. This up close view shows you why bottom paint is in our near future……. That will be a video.
We watched the sun go down and could see another anchorage near Bell Island. After we arrived and saw the beautiful beach property and house on the hill, we needed to see who owned Bell Island because the caretaker was working hard even after dark getting things ready. Soon we had company more than just in our anchorage.
While here we are near the Rocky Dundas and the Sea Aquarium which we swam in back in February when we first crossed over to the Exumas. Remember the steering issue we had. The weather is warmer so we are ready for more snorkeling and exploring in the Exuma Land and Sea Park. Finally, back on board Journey after a long day of exploring and swimming but before we are done, we jump back in to swim with the fish in the Sea Aquarium. They were super friendly this time around…..
Right as the weather arrived, we see this boat come in pulling a Jet Ski and anchor as far back as he can with his outboard motors. We quickly met Dennis and found out first he was from North Carolina not far from us and second he has been traveling since Miami through the Bahamas on this boat pulling his jet ski. I am amazed now at what people will do to follow a dream. He is doing it right in the middle of Covid!
The weather passed and the double rainbow came. Dee and Dennis decided to take Dennis’ boat out a few miles and see if they could get some fish to bite. They had fun but no fish for dinner. The sun sets on our last night at Bell Island and we are off to Wardwick Wells and to see and swim with our first eagle rays.
The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit. - Suzy Kassem
Bitter Guana and Black Point Round 2
After an overnight at Big Farmer we made our way back up to Black Point. We definitely needed to do laundry again and hang out with the cats on the back deck and absolutely we had to have more momma bread! Everything is a little harder now that Covid is locking down the outer islands but Black Point continued to seem pretty normal overall. While here we also tore the back out of the corner of the couch. I had been complaining about this for some time so since we were headed back to the states we decided to just tear it out and have some extra cushions made while home.
The sunsets did not disappoint once again from this anchorage. Last time we were in this area we tried to over night at Bitter Guana but it was too rolly for out liking so we moved on the Black Point. While anchored we decided to just make the 5 mile run in Shelby up to Bitter Guana to see this isolated island where the only inhabitants are the iguanas. We arrived on the Beach and was quickly greeted by the friendly inhabitants. They are just hungry and looking for a handout. Obviously tours feed them and we had read this so we did not come empty handed. We explored the beach looking for the trail to climb to the top of the cliffs. We finally made it to the top and The view was stunning The blue blue water still leaves me speechless.
Back down on the beach and time to say our good byes to our new friends. As we climbed into Shelby we noticed a dark spot in the water and then we saw this!!!! Sorry for the poor footage but holding a camera in the water while Shelby is moving in circles and a shark is below was apparently not something that I was good at. We aren’t sure what kind but it was a big one! So we are making a guess Bull Shark.
Share your Thoughts after watching the video…
Learn more about how and where we travel.
Enter email below to receive automatic updates.