Saturday, March 12, 2011

Update: Sampson Cay and Black Point (March, 6 – March 12)

We left Warderick Wells Emerald Rock mooring field this morning after 4 nights swinging on the ball and chain. The wind was kicking pretty good everyday and we were glad to be on the heavy duty mooring protected from the NE & E wind by the island. 

Every afternoon we gathered with other cruisers on one of the local beaches and shot the (xxxx) along with a few beers.  The park has a good Wifi Network and it’s a luxury to have internet so we can check the weather and gather other information about the cays.

We pulled into Sampson Cay around 1:00 pm and set the hook. Our friends on Goose Bumps gave us a ride into the marina and we had a beer at the bar. We ate a late lunch at the restaurant and admired the beauty of the island. This place is simply gorgeous.

6 ft to 8 ft nurse sharks hang out around the marina and they are pretty darn big. The water is so clear and with the white sand bottom these dark guys really stand out.

We also saw a seaplane pull into the marina and drop off some guest coming to the resort. As we understand it there are two flights from Fort Lauderdale to Staniel Cay every day. Staniel Cay is just around the corner from Sampson Cay.

After a good night on the hook we went into Sampson Cay Marina for diesel fuel and water then headed out for Black Point on the north end of Great Guana Cay. Black Point is an authentic Bahamian village and is very charming. The residents are extremely nice and inviting. Rockside laundry and store is awesome. 

Black Point Starbucks

After a few nights in Black Point we decided to head back to Sampson Cay and stay at the marina and wait out the cold front forecast to come through on Friday. We love this place (Sampson Cay Club). The Harbor is well protected and the views are what I call “slap yourself silly – it’s real”! and the staff is awesome. 

Here are some photo’s of the Club.

 The harbor at Sampson Cay Club.

Wind Dust at the dock.

Ginny's Palm Tree

The grounds at Sampson Cay Club are awesome.

Wind Dust likes the dock at Sampson Cay Club.

The water clarity is "slap yourself silly" beautiful.

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