MOORED AT THE PERRY INSTITUTE ON LEE STOCKING CAY
SUNRISE IN THE EXUMAS: 6: 47 AM
SUNSET IN THE EXUMAS: 5:26 PM
As we sailed past Little Farmers Cay we noted the total lack of boating activity. We were the only vessel around, not a boat was anchored, moored or docked at Farmers Cay Yacht Club or anywhere else. This holiday week finds many of the locals from the Family Islands visiting friends and relations in Nassau and most of the boaters in the more densely populated ports. Just fine with us!
We wove our way through the shallow channel on the bank side, passing David Copperfielsd’s lovely Musha Cay that you might rent for around $325,000.00 a week. But don’t worry; it comes with five villas and a beautiful beach with lots of tows.
We made the mooring field on Lee Stocking Island our home for the night. This is the base of the Perry Institute Caribbean Marine Research Center, a division of NOAA’s National Undersea Research agencies. We couldn’t find a sole around but it did look like someone must have been around somewhere and we are hoping the rest were off island for the holidays.
|THE RESEARCH CENTER ON LEE STOCKING ISLAND|
We took the tender to Normans Pond Cay to feed the Pink Iguanas and were not disappointed with their comical antics. They did love the old broccoli we took to tempt them near but the egg shells went untouched.
Back on Lee Stocking we hiked to Perry’s Peak, the highest spot in the Exumas at 123 feet. Maybe not so much??!
|SUNSET AND CONCH TRUMPETING|