Cruising into the new year…continued….Part III
Today we are docked in Staniel Cay in the Exuma Cays in the Bahamian Islands.
If you love fishing……water sports & the laid back charm of the Bahamian people, then you will love these small quaint islands throughout the Bahamas. Whether on a boat or staying in a cute Bahamian cottage, this spot is a great place to stay for a spell…..
From Staniel Cay, you can explore several other great spots. My favorite is taking the tender and feed the pigs on ‘pig island.’ Yes, pigs, but my husband says that are really hogs. A pig is a pig…..right? These pigs are really spoiled and they will not eat certain vegetables or fruits, but they will chase you for a steak or any other meats in your bag. What is ironic….I fed them BACON! ……and they loved it!!???
These pigs are all ages & sizes and aren’t particularly dangerous, but just watch that they don’t step on your feet or grab your hands while feeding.
As you can see, the kid are totally captivated, while Ms Pig posed for them!!
Also close by is Thunderball Grotto. This is a cave used in the James Bond film Thunderball. No real “diving” skills are necessary to snorkel this attraction, but you do need good, overhead dim light coming through the opening at the top to get the magical effects of the cave.
Here we have the “nerf sharks”…….or “nurse sharks”. They are much larger than these photos show. They are fat and long. I would say at least 10 to 14 feet long. A nerf shark has no teeth but they have a suction that can be dangerous. These sharks hang around this marina to eat the scrap fish thrown out from the days catch by the visiting fisherman. I counted over twenty at one time swimming around by our boat and under the dock. The locals say it is totally safe to get in the water with them. Unless threatened, they will mind their own business. I think I will pass….thank you!
Here we are at the end of our week exploring only a few highlights of the Bahamian Islands. Check our our journey on the map below. We Started on the left in Nassua and cruised north to Harbor Island and then back to Nassau. From there we cruised south to the Exuma’s and then back to Nassau where we caught our flight back to the good old’ USA. Even though I love the sea, I was ready to get back home to my own bed and much larger bathroom.
Thanks go out to our good friends The Rogers. They have been so generous over many years bringing us along on many amazing cruises throughout the world on their luxury yachts.
As the sun goes down on our beautiful trip through the Bahamian Islands, I first of all want to thank God for the priviledge to experience his creation. I also am grateful that I am able to share this trip with the world.
In my upcoming last blog on this trip, I will give a wrap up so that you might include a trip to the Bahamas on your ‘bucket list’……. so stay tuned.
So if you are like me, you probably haven’t purchased a swimsuit in years. Here I have picked some beautiful, colorful, print swimsuits in one piece style as well as 2 piece styles. I really like to mix and match a 2 piece. What I am wearing on my trip is actually to top from one suit and the bottom from another suite. I know if you are over 40, that it is hard to get away from the matchy matchy, but give it a try. Start with a solid top or bottom mixed with a print top or bottom. I have given you some great choices.