I think the image above encapsulates everything I love about cruising the Exumas. Our very own private beach, playing in the incredible water, with our beautiful boat gently bobbing in the background. The fact that moments like these are the norm is precisely why this island chain is so fantastic. Uninhabited islands beckon exploration, pristine beaches are everywhere, and sometimes you can feel like you're the only boat in the whole wide world. It's pretty magnificent and makes coming back to "civilization" (where you can dispose of trash, buy fresh produce, and meet other cruisers) all the more sweet.
Speaking of "sweet", we will finally be able to wash our clothes for the first time in weeks. We're heading to Black Point Settlement today which - in these parts - is synonymous with "laundry". While we are sad to be leaving Staniel Cay, we're looking forward to clean clothes and towels. It is incredible (and odd?) how happy the prospects of a good spin cycle and heated dryer make me these days.
These photos were taken at Shroud Cay.