|Six foot spotted Eagle Ray|
This place is just too beautiful and we really appreciate the people who had the foresight to preserve the entire Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in the 1950s! The Park is 22 miles long and covers176 square miles. It reminds me of the similarly stunning beauty of Acadia Maine and our explorations there.
Today, we snorkeled three reefs and spent the day mostly in our wet suits, fins and masks. We were in the water at 0930 this AM on Judy’s Reef and there we swam with a six foot spotted eagle ray! From there we moved to the lesser current of Emerald Rock where we observed some large groupers and angel fish. After lunch, we snorkeled the reef near the office and swam with a five foot green turtle, which was surprisingly fast, and many truly large lobsters. Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a world treasure. After the day of snorkeling, we walked the low tide sand bar just off our boat on mooring ball #11 and then had cocktails and snacks with Cliff aboard IP-40 Navigator. Truly a dream day….Life is GRAND aboard a cruising sailboat!
Here are some reef photos of the day…
|An over hanging ledge off Judy’s Reef|
|Colors of the live and healthy coral|
|For some reason, I like these ledges|
|Radeen swims over the spotted Eagle Ray|
|Beautiful coral reefs|
|Our boat on mooring ball #11 as we return from the reef|
|Radeen and our AB tender beached on a low tide sand bar with Island Spirit in the distance|
|This place,Warderick Wells is AMAZING!|
What a dream place this is. We are so lucky to spend time exploring and learning about the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Thank you so much for sharing in our adventures.