A PERIPATETIC JOURNEY
not all who wander are lost
With a north-northeast wind forecast, we needed to move to an anchorage that was more sheltered from that direction. At first we tried Long Cay because it was recommended as a good place to shelter from north winds. Unfortunately, when we got there and anchored we just felt too exposed. So we raised the anchor and moved a short distance to Lobster Cay, a small island that is oriented east-west, and tucked ourselves in close to shore. When Eoin, Isla, and Brian got in the water to dive the anchor, they were surprised to see two large barracuda. Barracuda are not dangerous to humans, but they are also clearly not afraid of us, which can be a bit disconcerting.
After making sure we were securely anchored, we lowered the dinghy to explore a bit. On the north side of the island we found a nice beach to play in the sand and snorkel. We were surprised at how many fish we saw in the shallow water just off the beach! We stayed at Lobster Cay for two nights, then the wind shifted back to the prevailing easterlies, so off we went again, this time to the north end of Normans Cay. For two nights we had the anchorage to ourselves while we snorkeled and explored the beaches.
McGlynn family 5 (Isla, Marin, Eoin, Kendall, and Brian) sailing Counting Stars