Posted by: suliere | June 24, 2013

Knock Knock Who’s There? Bueno Vista & Racoon Cay

14 May 2013

We anchored in about 3.5 metres just out from the beach on this deserted Island.

We could not help but to go to the beach and enjoy the snorkelling and a walk.

Upon returning to Suliere were were a little surprised to hear someone knocking on the hull …… it was a chap in a small boat and a very pleasant chap at that but where had he come from? What did he want?

Introducing himself as Holland Griffin he had come to see us trading Cray Fish and Conch for anything he may need because he was currently thje sole resident on the island!

His friend currently in Nassau had inherited the Cay and they both lived there in a one story, one roomed building that before the last hurricane had been a two story two roomed home!

Holland told his story, showed us Queen Conch Shell.  Lives in now a one story house on Bueana Vista, the wind took the top story off!

We watch as the small boat approaches us.

We watch as the small boat approaches us.

Paul chats with Holland Griffin, a natural raconteur.

Paul chats with Holland Griffin, a natural raconteur.

Queen Conch Shell

Queen Conch Shell

Left soon after Gillean, but eventually overtook Doug.

We pass Doug in Gillean on the way to Racoon Cay

We pass Doug in Gillean on the way to Racoon Cay

found a postcard perfect anchorage, Doug just around the corner, he popped over for a natter and filed its in on the Loyalist wall ashore before heading off for his day.

Suliere at anchor in Racoon Cay

Suliere at anchor in Racoon Cay

We wasted no time in getting Kayaks off, snorkelling, walking the beach and getting back on board.

We kayak ashore to explore

We kayak ashore to explore

We walk along the stunning beach at Racoon Cay

We walk along the stunning beach at Racoon Cay

We find Trilobite fossils along the shore.

We find Trilobite fossils along the shore.

The Flip Flop Tree

The Flip Flop Tree

The birds make a noisy gathering on the sore

The birds make a noisy gathering on the sore

Picturesque Racoon Cay

Picturesque Racoon Cay

After showers I spotted 2 sharks in the vicinity, really does beg the question…….!

The sun goes down on Racoon Cay

The sun goes down on Racoon Cay

15 May 2013

Today we have  the windy day we were promised on the forecast, so Lesley made the most by catching up with some housework and but spent equal amounts of time  holding down the tramps in the sunshine  – it’s a hard job but she willingly volunteers on a regular basis whilst reading and cloud watching.  After lunch she decided to attempt making Chelsea cinnamon  buns and a new rice to go with the Pork Tenderloin for tea. Rice with veggies and hot chilli cooked in coconut milk with the Teriyaki pork which turned out to be delicious.

There was something particularly special about sitting out in the sunshine  mid afternoon with a lovely hot cup of tea and a warm, freshly baked Chelsea bun.

Chelsea buns with a cinnamon twist

Chelsea buns with a cinnamon twist

Warm and delicious

Warm and delicious

Birds come in to feed at dusk

Birds come in to feed at dusk

After  a relaxing day on board we watch as dusk begins to fall  the Black Headed Gulls head to shore for a late feed before sundown.  We settle down to watch  How ‘Earth Flight’ was made followed by the ‘Old Curiosity Shoppe’ making a lovely end to our day at Racoon Cay.  Of all the islands so far Racoon has been the most picturesque and we have already decided to put it on our returns list.


Responses

  1. Hi!

    I am currently working on populating the Bahamas Geotourism website (www.bahamasgeotourism.com) points of interest directory with descriptions and photos. Do you mind if we use photos from your site here https://suliere.com/2013/06/24/knock-knock-whos-there-bueno-vista-racoon-cay/ of Raccoon Cay?
    Of course you will be credited, just let me know which name to put on the credits.

    Would appreciate the help.

    Thanks much,

    Nekia

    • By all means – please go ahead.


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