Posted by: suliere | May 8, 2013

Sailing on Glass

On the 7th May when we left Black Point there wasn’t a breath of wind and the sea as smooth as a sheet of glass.

Sailing on Glass

Sailing on Glass

So calm and peaceful.

So calm and peaceful.

We had no choice but to motor the two hours it took to reach Little Farmers Cay with its tiny population.

We motored to Little Farmers, not a breath of wind.

We motored to Little Farmers, not a breath of wind.

We anchored of the western shore and settled down for the evening.

No need to dive on the anchor!

No need to dive on the anchor!

Lesley even put the fishing line out having spotted some good sized jacks darting around the hulls but we didnt get lucky this time.

Lesley prepares the marinade for our spare rib supper tonight.

Lesley prepares the marinade for our spare rib supper tonight.

The sun goes down on another perfect day

The sun goes down on another perfect day

8 may 2013

In the morning we took Slurpy into the small harbour where we were warmly greeted by a team of fisherman busily de-shelling the mountains of Conch that surrounded them.  Even the local policeman had rolled up his sleeves to help out

Everyone gets busy

Everyone gets busy

Chatting with the fisherman Lesley was treated to the taste of fresh, raw Conk … in fact it may have still been considered alive!

Would you eat it....?

Would you eat it….?

Lesley was surprised that the conch didn’t taste fishy but quite nutty with a firm chewy texture as she nibbled away. Not unpleasant but not high on her gourmet list.

Lesley tastes the raw Conch

Lesley tastes the raw Conch

The harbour had a number of large  Stingrays coming into feed also an Eagle Ray feasting on the conch scraps,  we also spotted a shark doing the same.  A small turtle also joined the fray then spotting his competitors made a sharp exit.

Rays feed on the Conch scraps

Rays feed on the Conch scraps

We walked past the basket weaving ladies and on up to a little bar for a drink. The whole scene was so natural and wonderful we simply loved it

Very little crime to report

Very little crime to report

with a very low crime rate we are told that the police sometimes help to settle disputes on the Cay where of course everybody knows everybody else …. In this case the population is about 50.

Baskets for Sale.  On elittle person had the right idea!

Baskets for Sale. On elittle person had the right idea!

We head into the village

We head into the village

Terry the Old Philosopher

Terry the Old Philosopher

Time for a snooze

Time for a snooze

A genuine glimpse into the lives of these island dwellers who make their living from the sea.  A close-up into the lifestyles on these small Cays.


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