So, we’re anchored at Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Islands planning to meet our friends at Hoffman’s Cay. We contacted them via VHF radio first thing in the morning. They were excited to know we were on the way and we were excited that we would see them again in what would turn out to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.
About an hour and a half later, we dropped our hook near Tanda Malaika just off of Hoffman’s Cay. We had cays rising up from the water all around us and the water was crystal clear. Aiden and Glade paddled themselves from Tanda Malaika to Big Easy II on a tow-behind inner tube. We were very happy to have them aboard and, soon after, their siblings would join us too. Thereafter, the adults all assembled aboard Tanda Malaika where we planned our day at the Blue Hole on Hoffman’s Cay.
Two dinghies full of people made their way to a little cove behind Hoffman’s Cay. The beauty there is incredible. The sand was very fine, the water crystal clear, the green fauna lush. In short – paradise. We landed on the beach and made our way through a narrow little trail about a 1/4 mile inland to the Blue Hole – a 600 ft deep natural pool with a cliff to jump off of! We spent the rest of the day there enjoying the beauty of the place and the good company of friends.
While at the Blue Hole, we met a troop of Boy Scouts from Atlanta who sailed in from Nassau. They were on a 5-day Bahamas expedition.
That night, Tyler made red beans and rice for the crews of both boats and Belinda served up some delicious cole slaw to go with it. Believe me when I tell you, this was synergy in action. It was a delicious dinner. Tanda Malaika had a nice treat for us afterwards, having previously stacked wood for a bonfire on the beach. We roasted marshmallows and made s’mores and played night games on the beach. Wow, what a night!