The past few weeks have been insanely indulgent – yet more simplistic than I had imagined this part of our journey would be…
Every part of the trip until now has been somewhat scheduled and full of information and options (i.e. what marina has the most amenities; where to get the cheapest fuel; closest grocery store; best dining options; etc.) NOT the case in the Exumas! Most islands have one marina; one restaurant; one “convenience store”; no wifi…you get the idea. So while its not always luxurious…its relaxing.
Tom even caught dinner a time or two…so we’ve been testing all sorts of lobster recipes!
So what else? The PIGS! I’ve been practically counting the daaaays to get my hands on these little guys. Turns out, they aren’t so little! 😯
We saved scrap fruits and veggies for a few days prior to our visit, but in hindsight, we didn’t even need the bait. They’re happy to see you regardless. I’m secretly hoping that we’ll be able to stop back by on our return trip and that maybe someone will have had baby piglets! 😬
Up next: George Town. And another friend hoping on board for a few days! See you next week! (wifi permitting!)
The weeks are flyyyyying by! We left Bimini and made our way to Atlantis – where (obviously) frozen concoctions and water slides ensued.
After a 4 day childlike binger, we decided to make our way to the Exumas! We provisioned accordingly in Nassau and untied the lines. The weather was perfect and the cruising was uneventful…but when we arrived at Highbourne Cay, Tom noticed that something was awry in our engine room. A belt had completely disintegrated while we were underway.
Thankfully, Tom and Shawn were able to diagnose the problem and get a new belt ordered/overnighted to the nearest airport…so it was ultimately a small hiccup.
Highbourne Cay could only be described as majestic. The water (if possible) was even prettier than we encountered in Bimini and the Highbourne Cay Marina staff have thought of EVERYTHING you could possibly want in an island retreat. We hiked; we biked; I got a workout in; Tom napped…and the guys even found time to snorkel and tinker around with their water toys.
Needless to say, we are having a fantastic time. (All those locks and days of whining have finally paid off!) 😎