April 9, 2013 by Last Star blog
So we bugged out of Georgetown as soon as the wind turned favorable. As we were looking at the charts to leave it dawned on us that it was shorter to go to Long Island than back up the coast returning to the Exumas near Farmer’s Cay. Well that seemed like a no brainer and that would give us another Bahamian island to explore.
We left GT with light southerly breezes and started for Salt Pond, Long Island. The day was magnificnet. After about an hour we were in a massive salt-water pool that stretched for miles in all directions. The water was about 10 feet deep and crystal clear.
When we got to Thompson’s Bay at Salt Pond there was still time for a little windsurfing.
The next day we did a bit of exploring and walking around as usual. First stop was the grocery store for an Ice Cream check, then down to the beach(es). As usual the beaches were amazing and unoccupied. Here on the Atlantic side there were many rocky edges and interesting rock formations.
Over the years we’ve played dominoes with so many of our friends and spent hours flipping “tiles” so imagine our surprise to find this in the huge expanse of beaches we’ve explored….a needle in a haystack if you will.
Finally we ended our day with dinner at a local restaurant with some new friends from “Triumph, Renegade, and Cloud 9”. Long Island was a good stop and well worth the short haul. I think tomorrow we’ll rent a car and see what else we can find.