Adventures of Adirondack

Adventures of Adirondack

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lions and Tigers and Iguanas?? Oh My!

We hear it is very cold back in Minnesota, but we are basking in 75-80 degree temperatures, breezes that keep the no-see-ums away and crystal clear blue waters. We've had a number of boat repairs and I find myself handing over tools and wielding them also. The throttle needed fixing and then the pin fell out of the shifter. Yesterday we replaced the impeller in the generator motor, luckily figuring out how to take the whole thing off the back of the motor and fix it where you could see it - a good thing in mechanical interventions. Now of course everything is working on the boat - at least for a little while!

We left Nassau and headed to the Exumas on the 22nd and went to Allen's Cay, known for its population of iguanas. The anchorage was a bit windy and rolly, but our anchor bit in solid to the sand and we could sleep well, knowing we wouldn't drag. The next day, we took the dinghy over to Leaf Island, walking the perimeter and visiting with the iguanas. They have a lovely pink color to their heads and seem quite friendly, but are known to bite, so we gave them lots of space.

The wind died down a bit yesterday, so we moved south to Highbourne Cay, home to a fancy marina and resort. We anchored off the west side of the island and dinghied in to explore. Lots of fancy BIG boats and well maintained buildings. They had some "island bikes" in a rack with the sign "Use at your own risk." They helped us ride the one road through the island and see the beach at the north end.

Today we plan to move down to Norman's Cay - an island owned by a drug lord who is currently in jail in the States. Then we'll be looking for a sheltered spot to wait out the next front coming through the area early next week. I'm getting good at picking up the weather report on our single side band radio receiver every morning at 6:30. I can sit out on the back deck in my nightshirt with a cup of coffee and listen in. Great to get good weather predictions.

1 comment:

  1. So much fun to follow you along on your trip!
    I am sure you are already aware of this but did you know you can get your blog printed into a book form? (remember those things with paper pages :-)
    Also, those iguanas....YIKES!