A PERIPATETIC JOURNEY
not all who wander are lost
After collecting our mail, we left Staniel Cay for the short trip over to Bitter Guana Cay. This island is often bypassed for the more popular Black Point on Great Guana. We were ready for some solitude after busy Staniel so we opted to stop here. The island is also known for its population of protected iguanas. Reptiles! Solitude! We were in!
We were approached by a large iguana as soon as we landed the dinghy on the beach. Most likely it saw us anchoring in the cove and was expecting our arrival. Like the fish, they aren't supposed to be fed, but there was evidence of feeding along the beach. We aren't sure exactly what the iguanas' preferred foods are, but we can say with certainty that they do not seem to like green grapes or Brussels sprouts since those lay untouched on the beach. The cay is narrow where we went ashore so we were able to climb a bluff and cross the island to see the crashing waves of the Exuma Sound on the other side.
Once we'd explored the island, we headed back to Counting Stars for dinner and gifts! The kids were good sports about our shore excursion, but they were eager to open their next set of Christmas presents!
McGlynn family 5 (Isla, Marin, Eoin, Kendall, and Brian) sailing Counting Stars
Satellite tracking: See where we are and where we have been on this DeLorme InReach map