Staniel Cay Yacht Club
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I was sad to leave Wardrick wells. It was such a nice place and the people on the island warm and welcoming. According to them, You are only a visitor once. Next time you are family.
But the clock was ticking. I had a plane to catch so we moved on to Staniel Cay
We anchored at Big Majors Spot, just north of Staniel Cay. Strange name but even stranger are the pigs that come down to the beach for a swim.
A quick tidy up and a clean shirt ready ...
... was instantly sobering. Mostly. The parks guys grabbed their 20ft punt and spotlights then came over to the beach to collect us. We searched the waters south of the island as the tide had been coming in when we left the dinghy. We did a lap of the island west of Wardrick Wells and came up empty. It wasn't looking good. The punt dropped us off on our respective boats with the promise to resume the search at first light.
I was up at 5AM racking my ...
The park ranger HH was having a bad day. Hadn't slept all night. at 3am one of the park boats sank at its moorings.Rolled over and rested on the bottom. Two shiny new Yamaha 150HP engines underwater. By the time we arrived it was upright but still on the bottom.
So while Tony and I tied a few lines with hitches to help lift the stern high enough to bail. Liza bolted back to ...
... Apparently lousy holding and shallow. But still. As you see in the photos. An anchorage well worth a look next time your sailing through.
Our return trip to the boats included a snorkel. I wasnt expecting much as the area seems mostly san but there was a surprising amount and variety of fish. It was nice to get into the water anyway.
... system let out to the ocean side with a clear blue pool of water and a sand bar with a little surf. A swim was mandatory in the warm ebb flow that had been heating up in the sun all afternoon.
"Ebb" flow is an important detail. One should also note the time of day when setting off.
The trip back was somewhat more interesting with rapidly shallowing water and the dark chasing it. But it was great fun and made the trip more challenging.