Bahamas - Ragged Islands, Hog Cay, Trail Blazing a New Path
Nicholas & Deidre Mace
Sun 11 Apr 2021 15:36
Every time we want to walk the southern trails, we have to dinghy to the south beach, and as that entails taking our dinghies we often end up leaving our partners (who might not want to walk), stranded on the yacht / or ashore - as often our walks are around 3 hours.
We set off from Hog Cay Yacht Club beach and trail blazed through virgin scrub, cutting down trees and shrubs. Initially there were 3 of us, Karen, me and Rita of Conomo, who had a small battery operated chainsaw, which was most welcome for some of the bigger branches and trees.
Below is the Vista created at a look-out point along the trail overlooking Lobster Bay
Our second and third days we were joined by Duane of Sojourn, and Nicholas who both brought much needed man-power. Duane with a machete, and Nicholas with a Saw-Saw.
The other constants were Karen, Rita and me
Duane and Rita
A picture of the cut Trail, nice 4 foot wide path
Nicholas with his Saw-Saw
Back at Hog Cay Beach the Step-Up to start the Trail is over these rocks, and they’re a bit high for us shorter girls to get up. Duane had a novel idea of burying a 45 gallon drum filled with sand and topped with a flat rock, and steps as well.
Karen pouring water into the drum to settle and solidify the sand