|Wayne and Dana with Marc and Susan Cohen at Little San Salvador.|
They came in on the cruise ship in the background.
Thanks, Marc, for the photo.
|To get to Little San Salvador -- Nassau to Highborne Cay;|
Highborne Cay to Little San Salvador -- 82 nautical mile.
Doesn't sound like much until you realize our typical speed
crossing these bodies of water is only 4-6 miles /hour.
We knew little about Little San Salvador, didn't pick up a Far Bahamas Explorer Guide Chart book for it as it wasn't in our itinerary. Never heard other cruisers mention it. It wasn't in our Bahamas Lonely Planet Guide. The idea of cruisers crashing a cruise ship island appealed. The fact that we hadn't heard much about it also intrigued us, and truth be told, we kinda like the idea of crashing a private island.
|Little San Salvador cruise-ship central beach at sunset... We had it to ourselves.|
|Ponies on the beach at Little San Salvador.|
Lunch... ahem, we were "guests" of Marc and Susan, unofficially. Guess Holland Cruise Lines figured their remote private island didn't require those folks queued up for their generous buffet chow line to prove they were registered passengers on their cruise ship. Good food! Ceviche, fish, dessert. For us, far from a supermarket to replenish perishables, it's the fresh fruit and veg we were most excited about... apples, mango, tamarind....
|Lagoon overlook at Little San Salvador. Lagoon's between|
Exuma Sound and the rugged Atlantic.
It was so nice, we stayed an extra day, lazing on the beach, joining the chow line for the next day's cruise ship, and tagging along a guided hike.
|Eleuthera is about 15 miles in the distance|
where the sun sets. Cat Island's
about as far.
Not a bad way to appreciate the other kinds of cruisers, and vice versa.
Feb 21, 2014. BAHAMAS. Prescheduled from Black Point, Great Guana Cay, Exumas (N24.10.937 W.76.24.291). By the time you read this, we'll be anchored at a TBD isolated harbor further South on Great Guana Cay (no internet).