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Rum Cay in the southern Exumas boasts a community of less than 100 people and we may have already met about 25% of them.

We arrived here Thursday at low tide and after picking our way between the coral heads, found an anchoring spot in about 4 feet of water. The guidebook suggested tucking in as close to shore as possible to avoid the swell that comes around Sumner Point but the skinny water made it challenging. It was also a tiny bit strange because when we first arrived here, we were the only boat in the anchorage and we had expected quite a few others. Since that time 3 others boats have made there way here including Wade and Maureen on s/v Just Drifting. Although we never hung out, we came to know Wade back in GT through playing volleyball.

Yesterday was filled with troubleshooting, repairs, spearfishing and in the evening, socializing. Today will likely be much the same. 🙂

Welcome to Rum Cay. The truth is I just found that beer bottle lying on the ground but I thought it would add to the pic.

Sumner Point Marina, where we tied up our dinghy.

Somewhat scary statue on the beach. The place was a tad eerie because we couldn’t find ANY people.

We ultimately made our way to Kaye’s Bar. THAT is where all the people were hanging out. This is Wade, Maureen and Rebecca with the owner Doloris. We enjoyed some cold beer there and she treated us to some free fish with Bahamian rice and peas.

Watching the sun set by our friends’ 50′ Beneteau.

The sun sets and then it rises. We are treated to views like this just about every day.

Out looking for dinner.

Rebecca spotted a Lion Fish and I went down to take a shot at it. I missed and he took off. 🙁

We found some big fish hiding inside this cave. No, I was not going in after them and I could get them to come out, not matter how sweetly I asked.

We had to settle for looking at the pretty little fish. We did get to eat some tuna sushi on Just Drifting later that day though!


  1. Beautiful underwater pictures … it’s so clear! By the way, I think your longer hair is lookin’ good!

  2. Wow, that photo with the dinghy looks like a pretty spot!

    Ohhh…. it’s so hard not to be envious of you getting to see all these little hidden places. I love doing that – I remember a trip up from California through Oregon where we took the coastal road home and I made my husband pull over on every little deserted road and byway I saw. There’s nothing better, in my opinion, that finding those magical places no one ever goes to.

  3. andy & sonja cru-zinacatamaran

    Hi Folks , I was again taken back a little seeing you were trying to spear / Kill a Lion fish, as a diver we see those fish regular & they are thought of as brilliant beautiful fish that show there colors while Breading or hunting for smaller fish. I have worked in Egypt & Traveled Thailand regular & have never seen any on them on “food tables”, Until I decided to google it after reading your page again & the seam to be eaten quite regular where you are & further north.
    I now take it you have had them on your plate before ? All the stuff I am reading say they have lovely white chunky flesh & are very nice to eat ?? Can you confirm this ? & Happy hunting

    • We have not yet had lionfish but have heard that it tastes very good. They are an invasive species here with no natural predators. As such, hunters are encouraged to take as many as they can. They even have lionfish contests. One needs to be careful when handling them though so as to not get stung by their spines. Once the spines are cut off though it’s all good. That is actually the very first one we have seen in the wild.

  4. Helen A. Spalding

    What a beautiful spot! Thanks so much for the lovely pictures, and for taking us with you on your adventures.

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