Black Point, Great Guana Cay
After swimming with the pigs at Staniel Cay, our next stop south was Black Point. The plan for our stop at this island was to wash clothes at the clean & affordable laundry mat. It seemed as though every cruiser in a 20-mile radius was on this same plan. When we went to the laundry there were at least 50 other cruisers up there as well. It was so nice to meet so many people but it was also so overwhelming after being in small social groups or alone for the past month or so. However, we were really happy to finally meet Keith & Deborah (and Kai) Wrightaway on sv Wrightaway Blog: Wright Away Sails Away. Jesse was one of the first followers of their blog many years ago. We also caught up with John Ahern on sv Freedom Kewlchange.com…we owe him so many beers after that fun day – Thanks again John!
Black Point Blow Hole
Oven Rock, Great Guana Cay and Little Farmers Cay
At the south end of Great Guana Cay is Oven Rock. It literally looks like a huge kiln oven. There are some nice hiking trails in this area that we checked out as well as the cave that had deep water pools (Jesse and I were both to chicken to jump in).
At Little Farmers Cay we got fresh lobster from Little Jeff and checked out his pictures of the pink pearls he found in conch (these are very rare and fetch a handsome price if you come across one). We also attended the church fair, although we were late and all the food was gone.
Like most entertainers with too much money, David Copperfield owns land in the Bahamas, Rudder Cay. You cannot step foot on this island or anchor too closely – there are very large signs posted on every beach advising No Trespassing. So, what I do not understand is, if you do not want anyone to come around your playground, why add a really cool attraction to it! Obviously, we went and anchored just off one of his beautiful beaches and snorkeled to check out the mermaid playing the piano.
Dinghy Spelunking Video