(Black Point, Great Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas)
Ida’s laudromat is a great place to spend time in Black Point. There’s the obvious laundering abilities which are properly boasted as the best facilities in the Caribbean, but it also has free wifi, deadly $1 carrot cake, and turns out to be a sweet place to meet new friends.
Tim, a Dauphin Manitoba guy, and Aoife from Ireland split their time 6 months sailing around the world and 6 months back to the real world. In the last five years they sailed the Med, crossed the Atlantic, cruised the Caribbean, and worked in Dublin.
After boat chores were out of the way, we all loaded up in Marie* and ripped out to Bitter Guana Cay to check out the Iguanas. The Cay is a protected Iguana habitat so there’s dinosaur relic lizards running amok. It’s also a quick hike up the limestone cliff to the windward side of the Cays for a great view of the Exuma Sound.
*It’s common practice to name your dinghy just as you name your boat. We (Greg) have been waiting for the right name to come to us since we left North Carolina, but have come up short. I have taken to calling her Marie. Marie, the most common middle name for girls from my generation. Me included. This drives Greg wild and I think it’s beginning to stick as he still hasn’t come up with an alternative!