Bitter Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
Bitter Guana Cay in the Exumas, Near Staniel Cay and Black Point Settlement.
Bitter Guana Cay a must stop at least for the afternoon to explore this amazing island. Home to a few iguanas, and nothing more. Amazing Coral Rock Formations hand over a picture perfect little lagoon. On the inside the view is endless into the horizon of crystal cyan waters with average depths of 10 feet as far as the eye can see. On the ocean side, very interesting coral formations continue to amaze, great place for exploring and enjoying the afternoon. After a busy day of building sandcastles with the Iguanas that hung around like puppy dogs we spent the evening at anchor by a beautiful moon lite sky. Anchoring in the Bahamas for the most part is pretty simple. Sand bottom, that most anchors have no trouble in, hardly any coral, once in awhile you might see the odd coral head. As long as you are on the lee shore, you have nothing to worry about, even if your anchor drags there is usually miles of sand behind you. The only tricky anchoring, would be the odd time we had to anchor between cuts, with ocean and tidal surges, plan ahead and look for a good anchorage. Not difficult in the Bahamas.
The iguanas are very tame, and friendly, they love hanging out with the kids, waiting for a little snack. They love fruits and veggies, grapes are one of their favourites. They go many months without drinking water, and get their hydration from the food they eat. We poured some fresh water on a near by stone, and the iguana loved lapping up all the fresh water. The other island in the Exumas that have iguanas is Allan’s Cay. There are dozens of rock iguana on this island, and are thriving. Rock Iguana are extinct in most of the world. The Exumas is one of the few places left in the world that you can find these beautiful creatures.
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