April 28 – 30 — Exuma Land and Sea Park

Monday evening, April 30, the sun finally shone down on us for the first time in four days. All around we saw people emerge from their boats, bask in the sun’s rays and dinghy ashore. As the day came to an end cameras pointed westward, documenting this occasion as the brilliant orb slowly sunk below …read more

Aunt Exuma’s Lizards

Our guidebook states that there are four different types of snakes (all nonpoisonous) found in the Bahamas. It says nothing about how many types of lizards live in the islands. Maybe there are just too many to count or maybe people just aren’t as concerned about scurrying little reptiles that pose no threat of your …read more

April 27 — Cairn at Hawksbill Cay

On Friday we woke up to grey skies. We had had an exhausting day before traveling from Highborne Cay to Hawksbill Cay and then exploring ruins ashore at Hawksbill. The lack of sun became a good excuse to delay our trip to Warderick Wells, the headquarters of the Exuma Land and Sea Park. We went …read more

April 26 — Loyalist Ruins at Hawksbill Cay

A short dinghy ride north from the northern most anchorage and mooring field at Hawksbill Cay takes you around a nub of the island and to a small beach with a trail to the Russell Ruins. The Russell family were loyalists who were given a grant to settle on the Cay by The Crown in …read more