Magical Mystical Tour Exumas "If Pigs Could FLY"

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Flag of Bahamas  , Exuma,
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sliding accross a perfect deep blue sheet of glass we found our way into "The Magical Mystical Exumas", an enchanted Island Chain, where just maybe Pigs Can FLY!!! 


After arriving at Highborne Cut, we anchored for the night right on a picture Perfect Beach, as we almost always seem to do lately.  Next day we headed further South to Big Major Spot and once again lived the fairy Tail, as we dived down into the Thunder Ball Cave.  Missed James by 'That Much" 

Nothing to be disappointed about though as the diving was absolutely spectacular, both inside the Thunderball cave & in the surrounding reefs.  Swimming through clouds of brightly colored fish as we glided over some of the prettiest corals we have seen.

Then much to our surprise we were greeted by Swimming Pigs on our return to the beach.   YES I did say SWIMMING PIGS. 

Ian broke his glasses, so I will write a bit now. 

As you can see in the pictures, there was virtually no wind as we crossed the Exuma Sound over to the Exumas.  About the only movement we saw was flying fish taking off over the water and a workers hard hat floating by.  Once we left the shallower waters of Eleuthera and entered the Sound the water turned a deep blue - it's so amazing.

I am totally surprised tho at how many boats are over here.  Much more crowded than the Abacos and Eleuthera, and I thought this was the place to find peace and tranquility.  They say in George Town there are about 200 to 300 boats down there anchored.  Hope there's room for us !!!!!!

Now the pig thing - that took me by surprise - they come out when they hear the dingy engines and then swim out to greet you looking for carrots or some sort of food.  After seeing this we decided to take Skye down to a beach further down the island where there were only feathered creatures on land, like mother hens with chickens.  Apparently there were also goats down that end, but we didn't come across them.

The diving at the Thunderball Grotto was truly amazing - never seen anything like it before - it was like swimming in your own aquarium.  Some of the sponges growing on the rocks were a beautiful light blue that seemed to shine.   And the fish - Kitty needs a mask so she can see them like that.  The colours were spectacular.

So we had a big trip today - we went about 10 nautical miles to Black Point.  There is a front coming through so we may stay here for a few days.  It's a pretty place to stay and the locals are very friendly, so all is good.

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rara-bep on

We are loving reading about all the things you are doing. How long are you in the Exumas? We plan to leave Mississippi about the 13th of April headed to Destin by car to get the boat and then to the Exumas...... via the tip of Florida. You are making us get excited about our trip. We plan to be in all the places you have just visited. Black Point will probably be our turnaround point. We will be in M/V, Work Release. Good Luck and have fun.

Brian Hermann on

Ian and Lee-Anne,

Tell Simon Smith in Blackpoint hello for me. We are good friends. Ask him if you can go along with him on a spearfishing trip and just watch him. It is truly amazing. Great to read the updates and thank you for including me. I wish you all the best.


Deb on

And when is the pig roast on the beach??

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