Highbourne Cay

Spotted Eagle Ray swimming past Beatitude at the dock

Spotted Eagle Ray swimming past Beatitude at the dock

Daytime view of the megayacht behind our slip

Daytime view of the megayacht behind our slip

On Sunday, March 1, we relaxed on Highbourne Cay. We mainly spent our day aboard Beatitude. I tried to catch up on some financial business while we had passable wifi at the marina. Mid-morning, we walked up over the hill and turned to the left up the main road on the island. Just a couple of hundred yards down the road, there was a path down to the beach on the Exuma Sound (the deep water side of the island). We made our way down this path and walked along the beach enjoying the rugged scenery which lay before us. The waves were churned up by the wind, sporting whitecaps in abundance. We walked along the edge of the water, wetting our feet in the beautiful Bahamian waters.

The road to the Exuma Sound beach

The road to the Exuma Sound beach

Path down to the beach

Path down to the beach

The Beauty of the Exuma Sound on Highbourne Cay

The Beauty of the Exuma Sound on Highbourne Cay

Exuma Sound beach

Exuma Sound beach

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Before going very far, we spotted a small veranda with a couple of reclining chairs sitting halfway up the hill overlooking the beach. We ascended the stairs and sat in the fresh ocean air, soaking in the beauty before us. Afterwards, we walked a path within the greenery which ran parallel to the beach, and then made our way back to the marina. We enjoyed a fine lunch at Xuma, splitting a Calamari Fritti starter and a Chicken Caesar Wrap. Later on in the afternoon, we sat out beneath another veranda overlooking the Exuma Banks and did a little studying on the Holy Land, a place we are visiting in about six weeks.

Our hillside perch for relaxation

Our hillside perch for relaxation

My view for the day

My view for the day

Cindy on our veranda with beach behind

Cindy on our veranda with beach behind

Re-ascending the path from the beach

Re-ascending the path from the beach

This is an expensive, though very nice, marina. Because of this, we decided to stay for only two nights. Tomorrow, we will head out early with plans to reach Spanish Wells, Eleuthera by evening. I checked out prior to the office closing today, so that we can leave shortly after sunrise.

Bananaquit on the back of a chair at our table

Bananaquit on the back of a chair at our table

Looking onto the Exuma Bank from our restaurant

Looking onto the Exuma Bank from our restaurant

Cindy descending the stairs from Xuma

Cindy descending the stairs from Xuma

We left a remembrance of Beatitude on

We left a remembrance of Beatitude on

4 thoughts on “Highbourne Cay

  1. Cindy and Barry you two are so blessed. It is very beautiful where you are at now, I don’t think you could handle coming to Ohio in the winter ever again! Your life is what I dream of and thats making it to the Bahama’s one day.
    As the saying goes a dream is only a dream unless you push forward and make it happen. Barry and Cindy you two are an amazing couple powered by your love for God. Happy to know you! xxoo Connie

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