In preparation for some rough weather, we decided to tuck in close to shore in Little Bay, off Great Guana Cay (24.0797, -76.3863). This little spot turned out to be another amazing anchorage that we enjoyed for more than two weeks. We also had the option to tuck in by Staniel Cay (where our friends had decided to go), but we didn’t like the idea of anchoring in a cut, having to deal with the current close to a lot of other boats.
We took the dinghy to the beach a couple of times. Black Point Settlement is a 30-minute walk away from the beach — The locals are very friendly and welcoming — and should you end up in Black Point Settlement, and not be allergic to gluten, you’ll have to get some cinnamon coconut bread. Leanne was really sad she had to sit this one out. IT WAS SO TASTY?!
We dropped our garbage off in Black Point Settlement a couple of times, at the government dock. There is a trailer for garbage with a donations box, which makes dropping off garbage very easy. The laundromat is very nice here — by far the cleanest and best maintained that we’ve seen in the Bahamas.
There’s also a blowhole, close to Black Point Settlement (24.101714, -76.393886), but when we checked it out, it was low tide, and there wasn’t much action happening. Next time!