Monday, April 8, 2013

Staniel Cay

We left Warderick Wells and sailed down to Obrien's Cay. There is a great snorkeling area called The Sea Aquarium Coral Garden where we snorkeled. Another cruiser gave us a bag of cooked rice to feed the fish with and it was amazing. The sergeant majors and yellowtail snappers were in a feeding frenzy with Samantha and I right in the middle of it.

We then moved on to Staniel Cay which is the first real settlement we've seen since Nassau. We treated ourselves to a meal at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club where there were about eight nurse sharks swimming right below the dinghy dock.  Just off Staniel Cay is the Thunderball Grotto which is a cave that you can snorkel into and it opens up into a large cavern with a couple of holes in the ceiling where the sunlight shines in. It gets it's name from the James Bond movie (Thunderball) that was filmed here.

Just to the west of Staniel Cay is a cay called Big Major's Spot. There are pigs that live on the island and as you approach the beach in the dinghy they swim out to meet you for handouts.
The swimming pig

We always find the ice cream

rental cottages at Staniel cay

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