Decided to explore nearby cays left Bimini and sailed south toward Gun and Cat Cays.
First, tried anchoring west of Gun Cay, near Honeymoon Harbour. Could not set the anchor properly - the bottom is rocky, and the anchor would not dig in. Tried picking a sandy spot 3 times, every time diving to check if anchor was set no success. Since wind shift was expected, decided to try another anchorage for the better night sleep.
So motored to the nearby West side of the North Cat Cay. The anchor set well (again, dived to confirm), however the westerly swell from the Straits of Florida perpendicular to the northerly winds created a very uncomfortable rolling I think it was the worse night we had so far during our voyage.
In the morning, moved again to somewhat better location south of the North Cat Cay.
Spent several days there. There always seem to be western swell, rolling the boat, so few nights were uncomfortable.
North Cat Cay is a privately own community, with its marina and airstrip for small airplanes. They must have some small farm as well we could hear roosters calling often.
Went on beach on South Cat Cay, spend here 3 days. No one around except us...
Larysa found her new hobby collecting shells, I relaxed, explored the island, did some reading, planned for upcoming passages.
We have found several conches, enough for a nice seafood meal. Although it's a lot of work to prepare.
And, we had pets during our stay here two small sharks (remoras) found home under our boat. We called them Lucy and Roxy, same as out cats back home in Canada. They loved our food drops.