Everyone told us about the Park and how spectacular it is. Pictures really don’t do it justice. The Park was founded in 1958 and is a carefully preserved slice of Bahamian islands and reefs. By law, nothing can be taken, not even a shell. In order to protect the reefs and underwater life in general, the park encourages the use of moorings. They even have numerous moorings for dinghies so that you can snorkel from your dinghy without dropping a potentially damaging anchor. The picture here is Troubadour (the sixth boat from the left) on a mooring in Warderick Wells Cay.
The current rips through here at up to 5 knots. However, at slack tide you can snorkel in 6-10 feet of water. Graham and I snorkeled here but forgot the camera. Of course that meant that we saw several cool things including the largest lobster we have seen in the wild and eight Eagle Rays. It is by far the most beautiful place we have seen in the Bahamas.
Graham and I climbed Boo Boo Hill to leave a token of our visit, which is a cruising tradition. When we got there Graham found another nameplate from another Troubadour.
From here we plan to head for Cambridge Cay and Compass Cay for more snorkeling and Rachel’s Bubble Bath. The we send Graham to feed the sharks.