Friday, January 22, 2010

How To Ruin A Beautiful Thing

Many of the Exuma islands are privately owned, and they are marked as such on the charts. So, we don’t go ashore. On a few we saw small signs that said “Private.” But only on Rudder Cut Cay did we see such ugly signs as this – large, black and orange, and everywhere – warning against trespassers. What otherwise is a beautiful beach has been marred not only by the sign, but by the attitude. But there’s plenty to see in the water, like this beautiful (albeit fuzzy, being underwater) orange and red starfish, and they can’t control where you go on the water.


  1. I agree with you 100% about the signs. Disgraceful!

  2. Ugly yes. Unfortunately in another (US)place we saw polite signage for private property and folks just brought their dogs ashore to poop and sat drinking beers under the sign meanwhile. Both perspectives are unfortunate and inconsiderate.

  3. They've probably been totally burned by somebody or somebodies at some point, unfortunately. LOVE LOVE LOVE your pics as always. We were thinking about you guys a lot during the earthquake and hoping u were ok.