My cruising budget is the two-fer Liquormat on Staniel Cay, rather than the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. We went for a beer, but did our own laundry rather than use the “mat.”
Staniel Cay offers the basics and post-COVID could use the business. There are two tiny grocery stores on the island, a pink and blue one. You’ll find some overlap but different enough stock it’s worth a stop at both. But when our friend Chris got a shock when the small can of Spam she bought and thought was $4 rang up for $9, we were glad our provisions didn’t need restocking.
We’re still well stocked on our cheeses from the States—thank goodness. These were for sale in one of the Staniel Cay markets. Guess inventory turnover is low these days.
This rather handsome rooster ruffling its feathers was one of my favorite sights on Staniel Cay.
For us cruisers, neighboring Big Major Cay—a great place for cruiser BBQs, if they’re far enough from the porkers—is 20 nautical miles from Warderick Wells and 57 nautical miles from Georgetown. Stocking Island offers a midpoint stop between Georgetown and Staniel Cay for those who want or need one. Staniel and Big Major Cays are considered don’t-misses in the Exumas.
This is a recent retrospective from March 14, 2021, as I’m playing catch-up after a week or so out of WiFi range (and sometimes it takes a while to make a video). We anchored at Big Major Cay 24 10.96 N 76 27.637W and made the ~2-mile dinghy ride to Thunderball Grotto and nearby Staniel Cay.
We are currently in Great Exumas protected Elizabeth harbour, getting ready to hunker through a couple weather fronts. More catch-up posts coming up!
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