April 19-20, 2017
Why, oh why, did we not move to this anchorage sooner?? This bay has redeemed Great Inagua of the unending surge, constant boat movement, and no place to land the dink that we have been experiencing for the past 2 weeks.
The beaches are accessible. You can walk on them and explore an old church ruin. There is a mangrove you can explore, better to be done at high tide. We went at low tide and didn’t get very far until the dinghy bottomed out. A cell tower provides service and data. You could haul your kayak and paddleboards and explore the miles of salt pond waterways and mangroves. There are some coral heads with color (60% dead) and reefs with fish! We took our few days and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I don’t know how many hours we spent towing each other up and down the mile long bay’s coral ribbons behind the dinghy and dinghy swim snorkeling, looking at all of the beautiful underwater life.
We are heading to Bonaire sometime this upcoming weekend to make this first 7 day “doable” weather window. It could be another month before another one opens up. So, with great regret, we have to go back to Victoria Bay to stage for checking out.