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.
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.
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.