|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