White Cay to Frazier's Hog Cay
Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Fri 26 Mar 2010 14:18
White Cay to Frazier's Cay
We had 3 glorious days anchored off White Cay. We spent some time on the beach, drove around in the dinghy chasing stingrays and Willy & Mike did a lot of 'hunting'. This is, swimming around with their Hawaiian slings, spearing crayfish and fish and picking up conch. It has been a seafood feast! In the Bahamas you are not allowed to use a spear-gun with a trigger mechanism and so the Hawaiian sling has to be used. It is basically a glorified catapult where a thick rubber-band, pulled back by hand, is used to propel a spear into the fish. Interestingly enough, unlike South Africa, we are not allowed to use a net/ trap to catch crayfish.
On Hoffman's Cay we went for a walk up to the 'blue hole' - which is in fact a green hole, but interesting nevertheless. This is a seemingly landlocked deep pool of murky salt water that even has some fish living in it. The rock formations are quite dramatic, and obviously allow in the water through, below the surface. The popular thing is to jump off one of the cliffs into the water, but we decided against that when we saw the slime.
Here we are zooming around in the dinghy - looking for the perfect beach...and we found it!
With another small cold front approaching we decide to head to the south end of the Berry islands, and have taken a mooring ball at Fraziers' Cay. While all the other Berry islands that we have visited have been uninhabited this one has a little civilization (?!) That is, there is a bar with an internet connection. Last night we went to the bar and enjoyed 'happy hour' with a few other cruisers. Today is a maintenance/ rest day with Mike working on the refrigeration (the pump is playing up), I need to do some washing, Willy is bleaching his conch shells and Frauke is relaxing with a book. A little later we will wrap up the computer in a waterproof bag and dinghy to shore to download these emails/ pictures.