It’s been a while since our last post because we’ve been in a very remote part of the Berry Islands the past week waiting for a weather window to cross over to Nassau. It was a beautiful place to be. We were tucked behind Devils Cay, surrounded by other small islands/cays with absolutely no connection to the world. Also, we finally got to meet up with our friends on Tangueray after leaving each other back in Florida.
This was the first time being somewhere completely remote. It was tough not being able to talk to our families, but besides that fact, it was the best week we’ve had on our journey so far. All we had was each other, our boat and the nature surrounding us. The spearfishing and snorkeling was awesome. I also speared my first fish (awkward video below)! We caught our dinner during the day and spent the evenings cleaning and preparing it. I can’t complain about the food we’ve been eating, because it’s been fresh caught seafood almost every single day. Jordan speared three Grouper and a few Snapper. We’ve also been eating a lot of Conch! Anytime we’re feeling a little fished out, we’ll throw in a vegetarian or canned chicken dinner here and there.
Actually, the last night in Frazers Hog Cay, before we left for Devils Cay, we were fortunate enough to be there when a fishing boat came in with their massive fresh catch. The boat’s name was Bad Company and it was a very, very, very nice sport fishing yacht. They were all but bad company. The owners were a super nice family from Florida who happen to be pretty awesome at fishing. They came in with a dozen Mahi, one being over 65 pounds! With that, Howard (from the Berry Islands Club) prepared an awesome family style dinner of Mahi Mahi for everyone. Bad Company also left us with our own ten pound filet of fresh Mahi meat to take back with us. Very generous! It was an awesome last night at the Berry Islands Club.
Right now we are in Nassau anchored in the Nassau Harbor. It’s a cool place to be, but I’d much rather be on our way to the Exumas. Unfortunately we’re stuck here for at least a week because there is some rough weather coming in. It’s sort of a culture shock being here compared to the other Bahamian islands we’ve been at so far. There are so many people, things to do, and places to spend money. It is great to be able to provision a few additional things and get a few boat items we needed. Though, almost everything in the Bahamas is much more expensive compared to the states, except the rum…so we restocked!
Here are some pictures from the last week we had in the Berries…