With gentle ENE winds, it’s another lazy sail south. By lunchtime we arrive at our waypoint just off Sampson Cay. It’s midday, so we easily see through the clear Bahamian water to work our way through coral heads and skinny depths. Anchor is set on the east side of North Gaulin Cay.

We drop the dinghy in the water and speed through Big Rock Cut to Big Majors Cay. Just off Pirate Beach on the NW side, we toss the kneeboard in the water and Tristan flies. A giant eagle ray swims right underneath him in the shallows along the shoreline as he skims across the water toward Pig Beach.

We’ve saved tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage and a leftover buckwheat pancakes for the piggies. But these picky eaters seem to prefer the sweet Bahamian bread that other people brought. Nobody wants the veggies, they just spit the lettuce right out. Tristan takes a headcount and remembers a few from last year. It seems that some of the big ones have disappeared. Hmmm. Where do these Bahamian piggies go?

 

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