The weather was good, the sky blue so off we went to Conception Island via the north tip of Long Island. We made good time and caught most of the boats that went out in front of us. How come we never get out first??
The point that represents the top of Long Island is Cape Santa Maria, named for one of Columbus's boats. After going by that it was open ocean to Conception Island. We pulled into the west anchorage in the middle of the afternoon and spent 3 great nights there. The island is one of the Bahamian Land Park Islands so there is nothing there but birds, turtles and fish. The water is pristine and the land mass is rugged limestone with a lot of mangroves. We saw 4 ospreys and a bunch of Tropic Birds. While going up the tidal creek we saw many green turtles as they sprinted away from us.
|Going up the tidal creek|
|How is this sunset?|
One night all the boats there had a happy hour on the beach so we met many new friends and renewed acquaintances with others.
Pictures can tell the story of Conception Island. (I'm trying a few now since we have marginal Internet and more to follow)