12 April 2007

Hawksbill Cay

April 9, 2007

In an attempt to avoid the mega-yachts with their jet-skis, other cruisers and day-trippers from Nassau, we sailed down to Hawksbill Cay, the next island south from Shroud Cay. Snowday reported that Hawksbill Cay was one of their favorite stops in the Exumas and it’s easy for us to see why. The Cay is very hilly and filled with lush vegetation. There are ruins at the hill closest to our anchorage which reportedly date back to the days of the Loyalist settlers (late 1700s). There is also a great trail to the beach, which, like our anchorage, we had to ourselves—a great relief after sharing so many anchorages with lots of boats, most twice our size and some almost 6 times our size!

Whisper at anchor

The weather has gotten much warmer and has become more settled in the past week. We are hoping that this is a taste of what is to come.

Hmmm... Beach or ruins?

Here's the beach!

Some ruins

More ruins

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