Getting to Know the Abacos

We’ve left a lot of the Abacos unseen on our previous Bahama trips as we’ve traveled through with other destinations in mind. This year life has conspired to keep us a little closer to home. While we are a little disappointed that we won’t see that beautiful Exuma water this season, we are excited to be able to take a more in-depth look at the Abacos. The water isn’t so bad here either.

The other day we were anchored off of Deep Sea Cay and found the beaches strewn with garbage. Many of the east facing beaches have a lot of debris that has drifted ashore from somewhere in or across the Atlantic. The beaches on Deep Sea Cay are located in a great spot to be enjoyed by cruisers so we took the opportunity to give back a little bit and cleaned up about 300 yards of beach. Most of the trash had obviously come off the ocean and most was plastic of some variety. We weren’t able to haul the garbage away but we were at least able to collect it and pile it out of sight.

Garbage on the beach at Deep Sea Cay
A Cleaner Beach
One of our three trash piles

7 thoughts on “Getting to Know the Abacos

  1. Good job guys! Is sad it is that way. How is your dad doing? Is a wimpy winter here. But a welcome change from the last two years. All is well. Be safe. ?


  2. You folks had a colorful Christmas! Glad you are helping to clean up the beach – global warming vs plastic trash….wonder which is worse? Keep safe – we’re trying to keep warm. We just had to have a new switch installed for our furnace; glad we have wood heat also. Don’t you miss cold, snow and ice a little bit? haha One of our church ladies just slipped on ice in Stevensville coming out of Valley Drug’s back door and is in hospital having plates and screws put in her ankle (Sonia Henry).


  3. Skiing @ Lost Trail; I look from the top I think you cross country skiing across the valley 🙂 ( I have a picture for you but can’t figure out how to attach it 😦 )


  4. Just sent a short video of yesterday ‘s snowstorm in our backyard and a photo of sun breaking through the high cloud bank near your old place. Sure do enjoy keeping up with your travels!


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