Sailing The Leeward Islands – Day Eight – Prickly Pear Cay

Day Eight

Our most idillic excursion yet – at Prickly Pear Cay.

For the rest of the photos and video, and daily summaries, be sure to read the Sailing the Leeward Islands Trip Summary
Photos on Flickr (Slideshow)
Video on YouTube

– Woke up this morning in Rode bay. After a leisurely breakfast, we raised the anchor and started to make way for Prickly Pear Cay.
– About halfway through the seven mile passage, Sean’s GPS slipped out of the loop in the bimini that it was attached to, and bounced into the ocean. It wasnt a mission critical issue, since we have a built in chart plotter, but it was a big loss. I set a MOB waypoint on the chartplotter, and we spent the next half hour or so circling around looking for the GPS floating in the water. Miraculously, like finding a needle in a haystack, Zac spotted the GPS floating and we quickly retrieved it.
– Another 4 miles and we arrived at Prickly Pear Cay, where we anchored on the south side. We dhingied around to the pristine beach on the north side, and immediately went ashore for drinks from the grass hut on the beach. Our afternoon was filled with relaxing on the beach and in the water.

– Tonight we sailed back to Anguila, to anchor in Crocus Bay. Tomorrow morning we’re being picked up to do a cool wreck dive in the morning.


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