We are back in The Green Turtle / Manjack Cay neighborhood. It feels a little like coming home-in a sweet way. Almost immediately we reconnected with our friends Gregory and Lucie from Pushkar and got busy catching up and swapping stories about how windy the winter was. We went to town and Martha and Scott, the owners of Sid’s Grocery, waved us in when the saw us walking past their storefront. We had missed their sweet, immaculate little store. And them. We talked to them about the stores in the Exumas and they asked if it had been as windy down there. Keith got his hair cut at the same little hair salon that is hidden behind a white picket fence and overgrown tropical plants as the last time, the owner remembered what he asked for and asked about our winter and where we had gone. He told us how windy it had been there. At Manjack we went diving on some of our favorite little coral heads and Keith came up with a hogfish for dinner within the first few minutes. We haven’t even SEEN a hogfish since we left here a few months ago so it was pretty exciting for us. Hogfish and conch for dinner, even our old Abaco routines returned so effortlessly. We stopped by to say Hi to Bill and Leslie, the property owners at Manjack, and were invited in for key lime and coconut rum drinks served with Nutella on freshly cracked coconuts from their beach as an afternoon dessert. (I think I’m going to have to start implementing an afternoon dessert on the boat, it’s quite delightful.) We talked about where we planned to go next and their plans for a new dock facing West to watch the sunsets on. And, of course, we talked about how windy of a winter it had been. I guess we weren’t the only ones who had noticed!
Sometimes it’s really exciting to sail into a new anchorage for the first time and explore a new town and search out new dive spots; and sometimes it’s just as nice to be somewhere that feels as comfy as a favorite pair of pajamas.
^^ We love the trails on Manjack. This is the beach on the anchorage side of the island, the pictures below are of the beach on the Atlantic side of the island. They are both too beautiful 🙂
We also love taking the dinghy and exploring up Turtle Creek att Manjack. It is appropriately named as at any one time you can probably count five or six baby turtles scooting about. There is usually some small sharks and rays enjoying the shallow mangrove creek as well.