Big Major’s Spot

From Cave Cay our original plan took us to the Big Majors anchorage where there are a multitude of places to anchor, this particular one just to the west of Big Majors and well protected from the prevailing easterly winds. As you can see, it is extremely popular during the season, and while we were there we had from 30 to 50 neighbors around us. There is much to see and do in this area, snorkeling, diving, fishing, shopping, and just about everything else you can imagine. Even night life on Staniel Cay. For us, it was relaxing, reading, and boat watching.

Anchored at Big Majors Spot
Anchored at Big Majors Spot

Boat watching can be lots of fun, exciting at times, scary, and funny at other times.
Boat watching can be lots of fun, exciting at times, scary, and funny at other times.

The big boat actually missed him, by about 50 feet. This guy was foolish enough to anchor right in the ship channel, and I think the big guy wanted to let the little guy know that he really ought to move in a little closer. After all, there was plenty of room, and plenty of deep water.

Naw, it just looks like it's about to happen!
Naw, it just looks like it’s about to happen!

Some of the cruisers we meet are incredibly timid, and they are afraid of shallow water. Some of the best cruising in the Bahamas will take you to places where there are inches under your keel, but if you are careful, and you pay attention to detail, you will find some breath taking beautiful anchorage with plenty of water and fantastic protection once you get in. I’ll admit that it took us a while to get over those jitters, but once you do, a whole new world awaits. Pick your weather, watch your depth sounder, go in slow, and you can’t hurt anything. You’ll surprise all your friends. We continue to amaze all our friends. They call us adventurous, crazy, and all kinds of other words, but they all envy our life. 

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