Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pig Beach


Dylan and Dee Dee spent several days anchored off of Big Major Cay near Staniel Cay. One claim to fame at Big Major is Pig Beach where wild pigs will swim up to your dinghy looking for handouts. We watched boats full of tourists running back and forth all day long to the beach.

If you are wondering, no, we did not take the picture above. Why? Because Mom and Dad determined that having Dylan and Dee Dee that close to wild pigs on the beach was not a good idea. Use your imagination...


Instead, this is as close to Pig Beach as this crew ever came.


Of course, that doesn't mean they didn't enjoy taking dinghy rides around the anchorage. They even got to go ashore to Staniel Cay Yacht Club, the home of Finnegan the marina Lab. Unfortunately, Finnegan was not in residence that day.


Each day we got to watch the mega-yachts come and go, picking up charters and deploying their various toys. This was Dee Dee's favorite yacht. Not because it was two (three?) times bigger than aCappella. But because it had this cool inflatable water slide off the side. Just imagine the fun our crew could have with that!

4 comments:

Harbour Isle said...

Already halfway through the month of March -- where has the winter gone? Will Dylan and Dee Dee be making landfall at the dog park in Vero, Florida? Bart was so upset that he missed meeting them last year.

We're on South Hutchinson Island so we promised to drive him wherever we had to ...

ActiveCaptain said...

We don't know yet where we will make landfall when we return. Bart can follow the kids here to see where we end up.

Harbour Isle said...

We most certainly will. And if you've yet to plan your days, we put in a vote for Ft. Pierce's Saturday Farmers' Market which I believe was voted the best in Florida. Easy access via the Ft. Pierce inlet. The marina was recently expanded to 175 slips -- perhaps there's room for a stopover. We'll stay tuned.

n3qtrtme said...

Didn't realize it at the time, but we ran into you guys at the dinghy beach at Staniel last year! We were with our black and yellow labs and briefly met while loading and unloading. We used Active Captain extensively while cruising and had I known it was you, I would have gushed praise all over you all. Thanks for all you do to make cruising fun! Hopefully I will get another chance to thank you in person one day. We are in Boot Key refilling the cruising kitty and I will keep an eye out for that gorgeous Red Head.