Having spent 10 days in Highborne Cay, we decided to continue south. We had really enjoyed the folks we met there, so it was with both anticipation and a twinge of sadness that we pulled out of the harbour.
We set a course for the next major Cay to the south called Normans Cay. As we found our spot in the anchorage, we had a swell on the beam but we had plenty of room to swing. We heard good things about the one restaurant on Normans and were looking forward to having a "cheeseburger in paradise". I think Alyson was looking forward to not cooking or doing dishes! We had a great lunch but were very much impressed with the balance of the menu so decided to come back for dinner too!
On the island, we met more wonderful folks. We talked for a long while with the owners of MacDuffs, the restaurant on the beach. Stefan gave us all sorts of insight into the history of the island and the surrounding "goings on".
One of the days, we took a long dingy ride exploring much of the eastern shore and a large bay called the Normans Pond. During the trip, we had to exit the dingy and walk across the sand flats, pulling the dingy behind. It wouldn't have been bad except that every tenth or so step you hit a waist deep hole or a soft place in the sand. I'm sure it would have been comical to watch!
Normans Cay pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/lewisnance/BahamasNormanCay?feat=directlink
Our next destination was Shroud Cay. It is pretty much uninhabited but offers some absolutely gorgeous views! Here, we dingied through a mangrove creek to one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but even the best pictures don't do the real thing justice!
We are now at Warderick Wells. We plan to spend a couple of days here so check back soon for more pictures and adventures!