Exploring Stocking Island, Great Exuma.
We spent a couple of days relaxing at anchor, and exploring Lee Stocking Island, Exuma, just outside of George Town. The island is mostly uninhabited, but there are a couple of small resort properties that rent villas. In the picture above you see a cool little hang out we found. This little hut was build by visiting cruisers, each adding something to the project. There is a little sign that says, feel free to add to the collection, but please don’t take anything away.
Roxane and Alexander explore the shore, while Thomas and I snorkel these beautiful blue waters. We found these huge star fish, about a foot in diameter each. We tried to dry out a few of them in the sun, so that we might be able to keep them and take them home. We actually left them out on a rock for 2 months, and returned later for them. We found that this method did not really work. The star fish dried out to an awful ugly mess, and they still smelled. We later found out the proper way to do it. We saw locals drying them out in the sun upside down and continually filling the underside openings with house hold bleach. Once completed, they will not smell, and keep their shape much better.