February 5, 2013 by Last Star blog
Friday 1 Feb
We wanted to get to Farmers Cay First Friday February Festival (5Fs) but it just wasnt’ going to happen so we found ourselves in Staniel Cay instead. The trip to Staniel was easy-peezy with the strong North wind pushing us but as a consequence the strong wind and currents forced us to anchor north of Majors Spot; along with 40 of our closest friends. Oh and the norther brought arguably the worst weather we’ve seen since early December (sorry for those suffering winter blahs).
Even with a day and a half of cloud cover the water still managed to look amazing. Now what do you do when you are stuck on board for 24 hours watching grey clouds crawl across the skies? Well you go feed the pigs naturally!! Now as luck would have it we anchored just off the pig feeding beach and watched people go through this process all day. Dinghies motor in, pigs move out of the brush and come to the water and swim out–yes pigs swim, and claim their food. As we spent the first day waiting for sun and “kindling” we didn’t feed the pigs ’til the second day so we had seen the act in full force. So what could we feed the pigs? Well many months ago we bought some sausage from Wal-Mart that was just awful, too salty and not part of the adage “every thing tastes better on the boat”. This sausage wasn’t fit for a dog….maybe a pig. Oh did I mention it was pork sausage? ROFL!! Hannibal the Cannibal pigs. So off we go in our dinghy and our bag of cut up sausages.
Now I guess the pigs have been there a while, don’t know how they got there? I will tip my hat to Fowl’s Cay Marina Restaurant as in the morning they run a skiff over and feed the pigs ALL the food left over from the dishes the night before. Nice of them to recycle the food and put it to good use.
Anyhow at the end of the couple of days we did watch lots of clouds scoot by and managed to fill the time.