Cambridge Cay, Central Exumas, Bahamas (Inside the Land and Sea Park)

Apr 13-14

Time to move across the channel into the Land and Sea Park!  Hoping to find even better underwater sights!

White Mtn from the Anchorage
White Mtn from the Anchorage
Uno Mas at Anchor
Uno Mas at Anchor
School of Grunts
School of Grunts
Southern Stingray
Southern Stingray
Purple Seafans
Purple Seafans

We are liking the snorkeling in this area as well.  Found a good set of coral clusters off the sandbar islands and a nice coral garden drift dive off the south cut.  Angie saw a very large nurse shark while scoping out snorkel sights. We also had two eagle rays with remoras swimming around the anchorage that were mesmerizing to watch.

Barracuda
4 ft Barracuda seems to be the Norm

A very far dinghy ride away, off of O’Brien Cay is a snorkel site called the Sea Aquarium.  It did not disappoint.  Lots of schools of fish and yellow snapper.  The fish like to come right up to you, in anticipation of being fed frozen peas, corn and carrots, which you are not supposed to do, but people do it anyways.  We were not packing any food, so the fish  ignored us for the most part.  This place was quite busy with dinghies tying onto the mooring balls provided at the site from the Park.

Coral
Coral

Across the water was Johnny Depp’s island. It looked like there were tents scattered on the southern point.  Joy said he had a wedding down there when they were coming through last month or so.

On the way back to our boats, we stopped along O’Brien Cay and found the best snorkel/dive sight so far.  We will have to bring tanks along next time.  We saw another nurse shark and a HUGE porcupine fish, along with a large assortment of other tropicals, and huge schools of snappers hanging out around the tall coral columns.

Yellow Snapper
Yellow Snapper
Queen Triggerfish
Queen Triggerfish
Porcupine Fish
Porcupine Fish
Gray Snapper School
Gray Snapper School
Coral 2
Coral 2
Butterfly fish
Butterfly fish

We now seem to have 5-6 large fish hanging around our boat.  They look like 2-3 ft baby sharks swimming about from topside.  So, Angie, with her mask on, stuck her head in the water  to see what was going on.  They were huge remoras.

Mark and Craig got some hiking in on the Atlantic side of the anchorage.  They hiked to the top of the White Mountain you can see from our boats.

Hike over to White Mtn
Hike over to White Mtn
Some kind of fruit tree???
Some kind of fruit tree???
White Mtn on the Atlantic Side
White Mtn on the Atlantic Side
Trash Heap at End of Hike
Trash Heap at End of Hiking Trail
Uno Mas at Anchor
Uno Mas at Anchor
Craig hiking up White Mtn
Craig hiking up the mtn. Angie and Joy on the Beach Below. Uno Mas and Sonjare at Anchor behind.
View towards Uno Mas - Pond off to right
Another View towards Uno Mas – Pond off to right

The snorkeling in the southern part of the Land and Sea Park has not disappointed, so we are anxious to see what Warderick Wells has in store for us!

Sonjare Anchor Up
Sonjare Anchor Up
Nice Kitty sleeping in the walkway
Nice Kitty sleeping in the walkway – She is very excited about another boat move day

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