This morning we went exploring on Hoffman Cay. First, we checked the ruins.
The spiky plant behind me is a sisal plant. It is a member of the agave family and was grown on farms on several of the islands. It is used to make rope.
Next we hiked to the blue hole on the island. The Bahamas are filled with “blue holes” which are caves under the island that have collapsed to form deep, holes that look,,, blue. We are standing with our friend Tom on a rock ledge that overlooks the hole.
Blue hole on Hoffman’s Cay.
Rich hiked down under the ledge. It went over 30 feet back under the ledge! A cave-in just waiting to happen!
The cave undercuts the area where we were standing.
Captain Tom and Deb leading the way to a beach on the north end of Hoffman Cay. It seemed like we were motoring forever. There is a path from this beach to the ocean side of Hoffman Cay.
On the ocean side Rich walked up to the overlook above the beaches….
and took these pictures. The view was spectacular.
Rich’s beach art made from the debris on the beach… a tribute to the Bahamian foot solver.
Last but not least, we stopped at Gilligan’s Isle aka Big Gaulding Cay to visit the island coconut bar.