January 2nd, 2009, we left the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, and anchored just a couple of miles away. This area is called the Big Major Spot. We figured out later it probably got it’s name for being one of the most popular anchorages in the area. There were literally a hundred boats anchored here, or at least it seemed like it. The population of the crew on these boats probably out numbered the residence at Staniel Cay Island which is only about 100. In the evening the water lit up with boat and anchor lights like a city, mean while the land was dark with no inhabitants other then the wild pigs.
The pigs are of the domestic variety, but live wild here on the island. The boaters love to pull up and feed the pigs. We soon found out why they are called pigs. Rude table manners, and not shy at all, very pushy when it comes to food. The night before after the regatta we were hosted to a pig roast by the locals, I think I know now where they got the pig.
You can see Black Diamond anchored amoung the many boats here. Our’s is the Black boat to Thomas’ left shoulder. That night we dinghyed over to the sail boat Priority, and enjoyed some after dinner deserts with them and their boys. The next morning we are heading out, and making our way to Cave Cay, on route to Georgetown.
Here the boys prepared and cleaned the conch for dinner. Alexander was very excited about helping out too, Thomas is not into touching what he calls gross things.
Dakota is showing Alexander how to clean conch. Alexander is holding the meat that came from the shell. He is holding the claw.