We worked our way along the west coast of Eleuthera, stopping at the settlements of Governors Harbour and Rock Sound. Governors Harbour was a pretty little place with a slightly tourist oriented economy. Rock Sound, on the other hand, was poor and run down with its best days behind it. From Rock Sound it was onto Cape Eleuthera to take care of some business using the marina’s wifi and do some laundry. Don’t get me wrong though, we did have time to relax by the pool and explore the area on foot. All in all a good stop.
From Cape Eleuthera we made a 30 mile crossing of Exuma Sound to arrive at the Exuma Land and Sea Park headquarters at Warderick Wells. An absolutely beautiful place and an excellent place to wait out the next cold front.
We were blessed with spotted eagle rays swimming around the boat each morning and jumping out of the water. We were even able to snorkel with them one morning. Very cool!
There’s a place at Warderick Wells called Boo Boo Hill. You’ll have to look up how the name came about but it’s a place where cruisers leave driftwood plaques with their boat name. After a first recon trip we made our plaque and hiked back up to install it. We got it mounted good and high so it should be visible for a long time.
From Warderick Wells we’ve started south towards George Town where we’ll enjoy getting some company for few weeks. There’s more to see on the way so we’ll take our time if the weather allows.