We departed Shroud Cay for Warderic Wells Cay. The wind was favorable and the waves were small, making for a wonderful sail. Jeff and Jean from Two Can Sail had introduced my mom and I to Michael and Cherie from Pura Vida last year when we moved the boat. Pura Vida recognized us in the Shroud Cay mooring field as they were leaving and let us know they were heading to Warderic Wells. We agreed to meet the next day, since we had one more night in Shroud Cay.
As we neared Warderic Wells, I hailed Pura Vida on the VHF and they tipped us off to available moorings in the Emerald Rock mooring field. Then they went ashore and helped guide me to a beach to land the dinghy, so I could pay the mooring fee at the park office. Dave was resting, having not slept well for a couple nights. Everyone was talking about the beach party at 5:00 pm that night and we agreed to meet up there.
Mom and I came back to the boat and cooked dinner (we were starving!) and baked pumpkin bread to take to the potluck party. Dave was feeling more energetic, but now mom was tired. So Dave and I ventured out by dinghy to the beach party. One cruiser played DJ and people got into the groove after several drinks until it was a full on sing-along and dance-a-thon. We enjoyed chatting with the other cruisers and I especially enjoyed talking with Ken, one of the park rangers. Warderic Wells is part of the Exuma Land and Sea Park, which is a conservation area and no-take zone. There is an endangered rodent the size of a rabbit called hutia that looks like nothing I’d seen before and the cute little guys came out to look for party food fallout.
At the beach party, Ken invited us to Ranger Henry’s Super Bowl party the next day. Dave and I were surprised to learn 1) that it was going to be Sunday and 2) that it was Super Bowl time already. Funny how we can’t really keep track of the days, dates, or events back home. Our limited Internet doesn’t really keep us very well informed. We have no idea what is going on in the rest of the world. Nice!