Mark’s Survival Guide to Cruising Lesson 3: The Ocean is Powerful

Sailing south from Black Point on the Exuma Banks, we continued along Great Guana Cay.

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This conspicuous castle is a private home just outside of Black Point.

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We anchored near The Crossing on Great Guana Cay. The island provided a barrier from northeast winds and we enjoyed the calm, sprawling space.

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On the Exuma Sound, however, we watched a spectacular show from The Crossing performed by wind and waves. Huge breakers were crashing into the coastline of Great Guana Cay. We marveled at the beauty in the waves, the rushing waterfalls and shallow pools they left behind, and their brilliant blue wave crests just before they broke.

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Quite a different scene compared to the serene Exuma Banks.

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We did some beach combing on Great Guana Cay before returning to the boat. We were in search of a cave that we never did find, although had we walked just a bit farther around the corner it may have been there. I found a heart-shaped bean; these travel the ocean all the way from Africa. Mark found a sand crab who came out to say hello after a bit of coaxing.

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That evening at sundown we witnessed a green flash!

3 thoughts on “Mark’s Survival Guide to Cruising Lesson 3: The Ocean is Powerful

  1. I love the colors in the pictures from this post. The water and sky are gorgeous!

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