Farewell Staniel Cay and The Majors

The day we were set to depart the Majors, we first did a bit of exploring. Ron and Kathy aboard sv/Stormy Petrel recommended we do a short hike up a nearby hilltop. We took the dinghy into the small cove, east of Thoms Rock, and hiked the small spit of land extending northward.

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Near the top we had great views of the small cove where we’d beached the dinghy,

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Thunderball Grotto (island farthest right), Staniel Cay (lined with resort cottages on the left),

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and the anchorage between Big Majors Spot and Little Majors Spot (with a glimpse of Rode Trip and Asante anchored to the far left).

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At the top we found a lovely statue of the Virgin Mary.

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Mark added a rock to the cairn.

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We hiked down and took the dinghy all the way to the west side of Big Majors Spot where we visited Rich and Carol on sv/The Great Catsby. We hadn’t seen Rich and Carol since Point Judith, Rhode Island and were excited to hear Rich hail us on the VHF to share that they’d arrived. We chatted for quite a while. Rich and Carol had lunch plans to celebrate Carol’s birthday. And so before parting ways once again we were introduced to their friends, Jerry and Kathy aboard sv/Windigo. Thanks to all for sharing seasick remedies with us. Now we are prepared for the great, rolling seas!

Back at Rode Trip we set sail and entered the Exuma Sound via Big Rock Cut. Brian and Mark set out the fishing line with hopes of catching a mahi-mahi. We had one bite, alas it was the one that got away. We soon arrived at Dotham Cut where we entered the Exuma Banks once again to anchor at Black Point.