Monday, February 8, 2016

Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas

Gorgeous beach to walk on
The fruits of our shelling labor
From Lucaya, we headed southeast toward the Berries, a string of islands large and small that are often overlooked by cruisers headed to the more popular islands. Our first stop was Great Harbour Cay. Anchored in the huge, beautiful bay on the eastern side of the island, we walked along the shore in search of a burger, since we’d heard good things about the Beach Club. We concur – the burgers were great! Sometimes you just need a meat fix. Cruisers we met on the beach (Tom and Mary and friendly dog Sadie on Flossie B) offered us a ride to the Great Harbour Marina on the western side of the island. We walked back (it’s not a wide island) past the old abandoned club apparently frequented in its heyday by the Rat Pack. The next day we went shelling along some of the beautiful and nearly deserted beaches, finding some really beautiful specimens, especially sand dollars and sea biscuits. Dinghying up Shark Creek, we saw no sharks, but so many sea turtles that we figured it should be called Turtle Creek. Lovely place, and during the time we were there, only two other boats ever came in to anchor.

Chris patiently (not!) awaiting his lunch at the Beach Club
Mangroves as far as the eye can see along Shark Creek

"Lush" is the only appropriate word for this seagrass bed along the shore of Shark Creek
Big bird was here

1 comment:

  1. looks like the Berries will be put on our list of places to check out when we are back on this side of the pond! By the way - what about your plans - still thinking of going across?