Man-O-War Cay - 2017
Mar 22 & Mar 23
|This photograph was taken of the mooring field |
looking north in the calm morning.
|The bank here on Man-O-War Cay is only open on Wednesday |
between 10 AM and 2 PM. I wonder if they have an
armored boat that brings in the cash?
|This tiny Methodist church dates back to 1912. It looks like |
it seats no more than two dozen people.
|The shutters on the church are painted turquoise. There |
must be 105 years of paint on these shutters.
In the afternoon, we motored the dinghy to a perfect little cove with a beach on the northeast end of the island. On the way out we saw a big black manta ray in relatively shallow water. We snorkeled for a bit in the clear water with a beautiful sandy bottom but all we saw was a couple starfish.
|Dickie's Cay forms the west border of the harbor and blocks our |
view of the sunset at Man-O-Cay. This ketch, named
Flying Circus, appears to be permanently
moored here in the harbor.
|The ocean along the road to the north end of the |
island had spectacular scenery.
|This area is called "The Narrows." The road was concrete at one time |
but it has fallen into disrepair. The Atlantic Ocean is on
the right and the Sea of Abaco on the left.
|This is looking back on "The Narrows" after driving north. I suppose |
that this road could be difficult if the seas were rough.
|We stopped to take this photograph on the way back from the north |
end of the island. This pier juts out into the Sea of Abaco.
|Albury was a very common name on the tombstones in this|
cemetery, but there were others. All the tombstones
face east toward the ocean--or toward England
(since they are British loyalists).
|Trash is a real problem on a small island like this. I believe it is |
shipped to Marsh Harbor where it is taken to a landfill.
|This photograph was taken about 6 PM before the rain started. |
You can see the palm trees around the Man-O-War
Marina blowing in the wind.
As the evening progressed, the wind was blowing between 15 and 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. The boats were "sailing" wildly on their moorings, even though we were in a harbor and there were no waves to deal with. We doubled up the lines through the loop in the mooring line just for added security during the night.