|so much for swimming pigs
The dinghy dock for the Staniel Cay Yacht Club was in a little bay. There was a fish cleaning station on the shore on a concrete retaining wall. Well, that fish cleaning station brings in a lot of sharks and stingrays. There had to be a dozen nurse sharks in clear water only about 4-6 feet deep. It was strange having them so near to you in the dinghy. But they were fun to watch.
|a little too close for comfort
We had a great breakfast at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Then we walked into the town a ways and found a grocery store, some rental cottages, some homes, and a couple closed restaurants. We decided not to go further, but head back to the boat. Back at the yacht club, we visited with a couple from St Petersburg, FL. They were here for the second year renting cottages with 2 other couples. They said the cottages included a meal plan for the 2 of them for 3 meals a day and a skiff motor boat all for about $300 a night. And they could drive to Ft Lauderdale to fly here.
|the major islands have a clinic, but I have only seen dentists in the bigger communities, Nassau and Marsh Harbor
|inside the lazarette working on the generator
|crystal clear water like a swimming pool
After showers and dinner, we decided to go to the yacht club for a Saturday night out. We saw the couple from St Petersburg again and visited with them. They were about 15-20 years younger than us, but he had all kinds of questions about living aboard a boat, leaving your home, etc. We met another cruising couple that were older than us. All 3 guys were named Dave. The other two Dave’s had been in the Navy. And Dave Roth had been in the Navy Reserve while I was in Dental School. So we had lots of stories to share. It was a fun evening. Getting back into the dinghy surrounded by sharks with a few beers in me was a little scary, but went fine. This was actually the first time we had gone back to the boat in our dinghy after dark in about a year, except for picking up Joe and Erin in Nassau harbor.