Black Rock, Great Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas

Ocean Gem
Geoff & Eileen Mander
Mon 5 Jan 2015 02:24

Position: 24:06.154N 76:24.229W

Date: Monday 5th January 2015


We had a fantastic few days in Warderick Wells, but on Monday 5th decided to move on further south along the chain of islands.  We kept to the banks side of the chain and the wind had just enough NE in it for us to be able to sail.  We decided to bypass Staniel Cay where we had stayed on our way north a year ago and instead found a spot to anchor off the small community of Black Rock, on Great Guana Cay.


Black Rock was clearly a popular spot, with lots of anchored boats in the bay.  We were told that some boats spend all winter here.  We went ashore and found a small and sleepy community where everyone greeted us warmly.  A local fisherman was cleaning his catch of the day near to where we tied up the dinghy, and as often is the case nurse sharks and sting rays were circling around hoping to take advantage of a free dinner.










But we were quite short of provisions and water and there was bad weather forecast in a couple of days so we decided to press on to Georgetown where there were better shops and water is freely available.