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... were bushwhacking. Everyone had scratches all over their ankles. Tony got a puncture wound. A lot of blood was shed...and it was all for nothing. We couldn't find the cave!!!
The four of us returned to our dinghies with little to no fun being had. But plenty of scratches to show for our efforts.
We had sundowners onboard Inspiration and had an early night in preparation for an early morning ...
... Staniel Cay yacht club for a much sought after cold beer. The boats were low on stores and that included beer.
Had a great night with our little group and the crews from the Motor boats, "Sweet Freedom" and "Mighty Fine".
Staniel Cay yacht club was used as the set for the 007 film Thunderball. It's not actually a yacht club but has the necessary boat pennants and boat bits with the names on it to be close enough. And the beer was cold.
... 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 ...
... for some pumps and pumpers (simunye crew). Tony myself and a couple of BDF and parks guys bailed with buckets. We made a fair dent in it before the electric pumps battery came onto the boat. Then the cavalry arrived to finish the job. Craig and Liza on hand pumps work tirelessly.
A bit of fun for the morning.
Then we found out why the island generator was so damn noisy. It was ...
... bullet proof and sounds bloody dreadful.
The Inspiration dinghy "desperation". has a current generation 9.9hp four stroke you can barely hear.
The mangroves system was so peaceful. The water barely had a ripple. The only sound was the few birds and the racket made by Tanaka. So pretty quickly the Simunye's threw us a rope and Tony towed them along with his motor purring away quietly.
The beach on the other side was worth the ...