Saturday, August 10

Who's in charge here??

Okay, I guess when you have to name 700 islands, you might get delirious, lose sight of the goal or get a wee bit lazy.  The next 2 islands we went to were affectionately named "No Name Cay" and "Manjack Cay".  What?  What kind of names are those??  And Manjack is pronounced "Mun-Jack".  Go figure.  We decided on these 2 locales because they were off the beaten track and they looked interesting.

 We arrived mid-morning after a whopping 3 mile motor to No Name Cay from Green Turtle Cay.  We buzzed Patronus and sang Happy Birthday to Reese!

 A fun birthday filled with plenty of playtime

 Happy campers

 Reese's birthday dinner.  She made her famous "fishy fish" for the kids and the rest was filled by the grown ups.

 Happy 10th Reese!  Lookin' good

 Birthday cards

and birthday presents (matching friendship bracelets for Kate & Reese)

No Name Cay beach....deserted except for the picnic benches, stools and hogs (which we never saw but heard about).  Found our first sea biscuits on the beach.

The sailors towing the kayakers - going nowhere fast

Rescued by the (motor) that's more like it

 A slow cloudy day

 I swam to the beach, then to Patronus to try out the SUP (stand up paddle board) - hence the swim cap in case you were wondering

 Liv's turn to try the paddle board

 Lego time

 Same boat, different crew, different day

Heading out the cut to check out the snorkeling, which turned out to be fantastic (sorry no pictures)

 Sea Cucumber at Manjack Cay.  

Manjack Cay ended up being a fantastic place to explore underwater and a well protected anchorage from the nasty weather we received from the outer rim of tropical storm Andrea.  We saw many things we had not seen all year.  For example, the ocean floor was covered in sea urchins and sea biscuits.  We saw crabs, conch, huge orange star fish, jelly fish that looked like a bubble gum bubble and tons of fish we hadn't seen before.  One of them was a tiny black and white fish with horns.  I turned over a sea biscuit and underneath was a fish protecting its eggs that were clinging to the underside.

 Exploring the mangroves as a squall closes in.  They didn't make it back to the boat in time - they got dumped on!

This is how they ride

Another squall hit while Liv and Maggie were out sailing.  Luckily there was no lightning.


  1. We are still with you on your adventure. Always interesting and love the pictures. I think it may be quite an adjustment to go back to your 'other life' after a year of such exotic travel but I'm sure if anyone can do it - it will be the intrepid Boyers! = Joyce

  2. What a great way to bring up your children -- learning self-confidence, plenty of exercise, and enjoying the outdoors. I expect the lessons they learn sailing will be excellent preparation for successful and happy lives. Congratulations!