April 3, 2015
Friday: Warderick Wells to Cambridge
We left Warderick Wells early this morning to get to Cambridge. The entrance to Cambridge on the Exuma Banks is shallow for us a low tide. The wind and waves are high today so we don't want to go around into the Exuma Sound if we can avoid it. We arrived in plenty of time to get a mooring ball and before low tide. We got together with Toucanne (Rick, Leanne, & Peggy) to go snorkel at the Sea Aquarium. Finding it on the map is easy enough, but finding it by water required some searching. I have gotten quite accustomed to the water temperature. The current, however, is another thing. The currents here are swift and can be dangerous for even strong swimmers if not paying attention. The Sea Aquarium is the best snorkeling trip we have had thus far. The spot is marked by dinghy mooring balls that were covered when we arrived. As we hopped off with our snorkels, masks and fins, we were awed by the size and shape of the underwater aquarium. It felt as if we were in a large fish bowl which was both deep and wide. There were many different species of fishes and the clarity was great. (I wish I had pictures, but our camera broke while at Emerald Rock. Hoping the replacement comes in before our friends arrive for a visit. )
After this snorkel, we went over to the wrecked plane, it is a little scary how many wrecked planes are in the Bahamas and are frequently snorkeled. I don't find these types of underwater sites very enjoyable. I guess with all my superstitions, I just think it's creepy to be looking at something which could have very well been disastrous for someone. Late in the afternoon, we took a walk to the beach to once again take in the beauty of the islands.