Tuesday, June 25

Lobster and Whales and Sharks Oh My!

Moving along, continuing north, we motor sailed the next 20 miles or so from Cambridge Cay to Wardwick Wells.  We left the shallow turquiose waters of the lee shore and headed for the deep blue of the drop off where the fishing was good.  Craig set our 4 lines across the back with the teaser in the middle and we trolled.  This was no ordinary trolling day, going from point A to point B in a relatively straight line.  We had time to spare, so we really fished.  What I mean to say is that we chased birds, circled around and zig zagged back and forth until we caught something.  If you were to look at our chart plotter, you'd think we were either indecisive, drunk, lost or all of the above.  In all actuality, we had been bitten by the "fish on" bug and we didn't want to head in until we caught something.  

 We caught another one!  Phew, thank goodness.  Now we were able to go anchor.

Motoring through the cut at Wardwick Wells side by side with Patronus.  

Reese, Bryson and Kate on the bow

 Two little sailors.  We traded Porter for Kate on this day sail.

 Maggie's shadow on the bottom of the sea floor.  That's our anchor chain running diagonally across the photo.

 Towing Craig in the kayak.  Red neck through and through.

 Wardwick Wells anchorage

 Craig and I went on a little walk to find the old plantation...

...this is all that was left.  I can tell you that it was hot and arid.  Not a place I would want to live.

More sharks circling around at feeding time. 

No swimming after 4pm in these parts!

Olivia playing with the kayak in the shallow cove next to our boat

The Exuma Land and Sea Park Headquarters

A 52 foot sperm whale found in the Bahama waters back in 1995

The half moon shape made by the current.  We moved over here to a mooring ball close the the cut exit the night before we left to make a quick getaway.

We saw the biggest lobsters ever just roaming around on the bottom searching for food.  They must have been close to 10 lbs. each.  I think they knew they were in the safe zone of the land and sea park where no one could touch them.

A thumbs up from this snorkeler

Sailing in the shallow waters

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you explained that you were working on catching fish and going back and forth because when I looked on your chart plotter I was confused....! Happy sailing!- Joyce