|Warderick Wells Park Office and Staff Residence|
|Warderick Wells North Mooring Field|
Over the course of our stay we saw countless varieties of coral, 4 giant rays, a smaller ray, a barracuda, a trumpet fish, three nurse sharks, a school of about 30 yellow tail snappers hanging out under our boat, and a zillions different small fish. On shore is an amazing field of coral with dozens of pockets that collect rain water, and give the Cay it's name.
|Nurse Shark circling our boat|
Aside from the park buildings, the only sign of humans is the heap of boat signs up on Boo Boo hill. Apparently it's tradition for visiting cruisers to leave behind a piece of drift wood inscribed with their boat name. I took a walk up the hill to see this, and to see if I could find plaques from any of the people we know who have been through in the past year or so.
|Boat plaques left by cruisers|
|More plaques piled high and deep|
But I have to admit to being a bit put off by the whole thing once I saw it. The only signs that are visible and legible are those from the past 3-6 months, and even that's pushing it. Everything else is buried and/or faded beyond recognition. It struck me as more of a junk heap than any kind of memorial, and I couldn't bring myself to contribute to it.
But once up on the hill, there are some great views back down over the cove. Keep in mind that this "hill" is probably a grand total of 50' above sea level, but for the Bahamas, that's a lot.
|North mooring field and cove|
|North tip of Warderick Wells Cay|