January 29, 2013 by Last Star blog
As mentioned yesterday our arrival into the Exumas was under mostly cloud cover and we slithered in from the deep blue Atlantic into the Exumas under less than ideal conditions. Our first afternoon was with a few sprinkles, we were beat and only wanted to get some rest.
The next morning we awoke full of anticipation of experiencing the Exumas and seeing some new things. These island are a group of small Cays and like a buffet it is best enjoyed in a variety of ways. Our first day would consist of 3 stops, two different navigation legs and a total of about 11 miles. We had awesome weather, wind and waves. I’ll let the photos of the Exumas do most of the talking…
Now there is a day trip from Nassau that comes by “fast boat” and brings folks to come feed the iguanas on the island kibble. The iguanas are trained to run to the beach when the boat arrives. Here’s the boat that brings the folks from Nassau
So we make the turn into the channel and we see all these people standing around feeding the iguanas–well not really feeding them as the iguanas are already satiated maybe and there are more people than critters. It was the oddest scene.
After our stop at the Iguana island we moved further south to Highbourne Cay and had lunch, then went snorkeling and a long walk on a beautiful beach.
So overall it was a rough first day in the Exumas. I wonder what we’ll do tomorrow?