Friday, April 13, 2007

The Jumentoes

After leaving George Town, we headed down Long Island, a perfect trip in strong East winds. When the winds quieted to a medium roar we sailed to the Jumentoes, a chain of small, uninhabited islands lying to the south west. Each island had its own flavor and attraction. Most of the time we had the island and anchorage to ourselves. Our first stop, Water Cay was home to an enthusiastic band of small, black tipped sharks who lived under our boat. Accustom to the buffet meals provided by local watermen who clean their catch in the bay, they had high expectations for our generosity. But they were disappointed. Although they raced over to ravage our banana peels, after a brief assault the peels were left alone to float off peacefully.

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