Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hawksbill Cay – private island 2/1/14

Hawksbill Cay – private island 2/1/14

Huge public beach at the height of the season, and we are the only ones here

Huge public beach at the height of the season, and we are the only ones here

Yes that is Phyllis down there on her own beach

Yes that is Phyllis down there on her own beach

Our private "blue Lagoon"

Our private “blue Lagoon”

"Prepare to repel boarders !"

“Prepare to repel boarders !”

"here fishy, fishy, fishy"

“here fishy, fishy, fishy”

The "Pink" grocery store. The "Blue" is 2 doors down, and owned by a cousin.

The “Pink” grocery store. The “Blue” is 2 doors down, and owned by a cousin.

We sailed to Hawksbill Cay. This is a island in the national Land and Sea Park system of the Bahamas. There are several mooring balls that you can use to tie up for your time on the island.

We were the only boat there, our own private island.

We went to shore the next day as we arrived late in the afternoon. On the island, mom found shells and her own private beach for sunbathing. Gary and I  hiked to the top of the “hill” for photo opts of the boat and mom. At that point we saw the  lagoon in the center of the island, so we hiked in there. At low tide there were little wadding pools for Rio to cool off in. We only spent a short time here, just two days.

Staniel Cay and  Big  Major Spot

Can pigs swim ????? AT Big Major spot they can! This island is famous for it herd of swimming pig. You can even swim with them if you want. NOT ME. Not only were the pigs swimming, there was the huge resident Barracuda and sting ray sharing the food offered by tourists.

TO THE LEFT OF PIG BEACH THERE IS “PIRATES ISLAND” WHERE CRUISERS HAVE BROUGHT tables, chairs, grill and beach games for everyone to use. Rio enjoy running with the other visiting dogs on this beach. I think it was his favorite.

At STANIEL CAY they feed the nurse sharks in the afternoon. Mom and I enjoyed watching them . Some were 8′ long. Also at this island there are 2 GROCERY STORES, One Pink and one Blue. We found them both. Got our first Bahamian “coconut bread.” Very good.

A group of guys come down from VA every year and build this little play spot

A group of guys come down from VA every year and build this little play spot

Ever scene the movie “Thunderball”? well part of it was filmed here at Thunderball Grotto  and in Nassau. You can dive grotto and caves where the movie was filmed. The current wasn’t right for us this day, so we did the dinghy tour only.