We've heard a lot over the years about the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and Exumas from other boaters, and we could hardly wait to sail there on Always Sunday. At first, I was a little disappointed because the islands were so flat, with scrubby vegetation, very different from the lush, mountainous Caribbean islands we have been visiting. But I have to say, after further exploration, the beaches are pristine and there's nothing that compares to the turquoise waters. We enjoyed many anchorages where there were no other boats in site, we call them honeymooners.
|One of the few islands with towering pines where we could sit in the shade and read. Absolutely lovely!|
Are those pigs that Ricky is asking directions from? YES! The uninhabited island of Big Major Cay in the Exumas is famous for its freckled pig population. You can go ashore and visit with them, as Ricky is doing, or they swim out and visit your boat, especially if you're feeding them something good.
|Bahamian Curly Tail Lizard curls his tail when he's excited|
|Boater friends Mary and Steve on Willow hike in the National Park with us.|
|Friends flew into Providentiales to spend a week with us. Left to right: Ricky, Robin, Steve and Michelle Delaune, Jamie and Ryan Crane. Had a blast together!!!|
Ricky swimming with JoJo, a friendly dolphin who follows the boats around Providentiales
|Always Sunday at anchor in Grace Bay|
|Fresh Mahi Mahi|