Just noodling around in paradise…

Full-on photo bomb, I’m afraid. The beauty surrounding us is the message here.

On a mooring in Warderick Wells

On a mooring in Warderick Wells

We’ve been slowly weaving our way south through some of the 365 islands that make up the Exumas. As I type, we’re in Warderick Wells, which is within the boundaries of the National Land and Sea Park. There’s no fishing (or shell collecting, or disturbing the wildlife in any way), which makes Michu sad and antsy to move on, but it’s stunningly beautiful.

Still hanging with the dolphins!

Still hanging with the dolphins!

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T and his buddy discussing the particulars of sand dollars

We’re on a park mooring for twenty dollars a night, and may be staying a few additional days to avoid another cold front. The weather has been a huge factor in our travel plans here—as everywhere, I guess. Cold fronts tear through on a regular basis, with strong winds that clock from east to south to west, and very few spots in the Exumas are protected from all directions. Warderick Wells  is one of them.

Great hiking in the park

Great hiking in the park

dsc_1657I know you’re not feeling too sorry for us, with this requirement to stick around here for a few extra days. There are many great spots for snorkeling; maintained trails to hike; and two other kid boats whom we know well. And don’t be fooled by the nomenclature; “cold front” won’t mean temps lower than 70.

Our mooring is right next to the beach; the kids can head to shore on their own.

Our mooring is right next to the beach; the kids can head to shore on their own.

Beach activity

Beach activity…

...and water games.

…and water games.

We’d hoped to make it to Georgetown by Christmas, but if we don’t get there, it’s no big deal. We’re not meeting anyone, and easy traveling conditions will trump the Boxing Day Junkanoo festival.

Solar showers off the stern. We managed to go for 20 days on 100 gallons of fresh water.

Solar showers off the stern. We managed to go for 20 days on 100 gallons of fresh water.

We still haven’t topped up our tanks; we’re fine. We still haven’t done laundry; it’s ok. Our six-month cruisaversary went unnoticed. We are clearly sinking into this way of life, where our agenda bends to fit with what’s available. Not too shabby, really.

2 Comments on “Just noodling around in paradise…

  1. Hi Bambinos!
    What great photos and news. All news of you very happily received.
    Hope you are still enjoying good weather.
    Rachel and friends endured below zero temperatures at Standing Rock as water protectors. She was there about three weeks the SR one time. Their tipi got singed from sparks out of the woodstove, so her last nights were in a hotel room at the local Indian Casino. The camp is down to 500 now but was at 10,000 when it was thought the oil company and Feds would try to enforce drilling. The resistance and support across the country has been huge.
    You can appreciate the water protectors!
    They represent an attempt to stop all fcracking and oil pipelines across precious land and water areas. Are you resting about this? Great topic for learning about broken treaties with.native peoples and what Big April is doing to the environment and to communities.
    Sending lotsa love to you all!
    Aunt Bee

  2. Freezing rain and 30 degree gloom here. Your sunny blog brings a warm smile to my dry, cracked lips. Bon voyage

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