Saturday, November 7, 2009

Honeymoon Harbour, Gun Cay

After leaving North Bimini, we sailed south just a few miles to a tiny little anchorage called Honeymoon Harbour (British spellings in the Bahamas) on the north end of Gun Cay. We anchored in a lovely big sand hole; sand is the preferred anchoring substrate as it provides much better holding than sea grass or hard pan, and there is less flora and fauna to disturb. After murky waters, it’s so nice to SEE that your anchor is firmly stuck in the bottom. In this picture, you can see our anchor chain extending into the sand hole, while the boat floated over seagrass. By the way, that water is about 12-feet deep – nice visibility, huh?! We swam and snorkeled to our hearts’ content, although there was little in the way of coral reef here, there were lots of fish. The anchorage was apropos for the date; our 20th wedding anniversary was November 4th. What a great gift, to be able to do this.

1 comment:

  1. 20 years - awesome achievement. Wishing I could see that water. Have to settle for a dock in the keys for the holidays. Safe journeys abroad.