Saturday, November 28, 2009

Robert’s Cay, Exumas

The Exumas are a series of islands that run approximately northwest to southeast along the eastern edge of Great Bahama Bank. It’s an interesting area: on the western side of the islands are the shallow waters of the bank, while on the eastern side are the depths of Exuma Sound. Robert’s Cay is in the northern Exumas. We had nice sand to anchor in, and lots of reefs to snorkel on. We started referring to one of them as the “dinner reef”, because it yielded three lobsters for us that made several dinners (check out that big boy on the right in the picture!).

On nearby Ship Channel Cay, we spotted this funky little bar on the water, which we thought was an abandoned resort, but which turns out to be a place for the fast boats from Nassau to bring the tourists for lunch after they sight-see around some of the other cays.

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