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Highlights of Hogsty Reef and Crooked Island

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Hogsty Reef

Southwest Cay - one of two small cays, not much bigger than a patch of sand, marking the entrance to the atoll.

Hogsty Reef

Wreck of a WWII Liberty ship. Wrecked on the reef in 1963 and the only visible landmark of Hogsty Reef from any distance.

Hogsty Reef

Wreck of Liberty ship.

Hogsty Reef

Wreck of Liberty ship.

Horse eye trevally

Trolling success along the drop off at Hogsty Reef.

Supper!

A different approach to fishing

Grouper success

Hogsty Reef

We thought this US Coast Guard cutter in the distance had come to check us out but they only wanted some R & R on one of the small cays.

Another visitor

French Wells

Entrance into the mangrove creek

French Wells

The back of Crooked Island, wide mangrove creek leading into Turtle Sound.

French Wells

The back of Crooked Island, wide mangrove creek leading into Turtle Sound.

French Wells

West shore of Crooked Island

French Wells

French Wells

French Wells

One of the cairns built by visiting cruisers over the years.

French Wells

West shore of Crooked Island. Cairns leading to well.

French Wells

Cairns and arrow leading to freshwater well.

French Wells

The fabulous beach on the west side of Crooked Island.

French Wells

Driftwood sculpture.

French Wells

Another driftwood sculpture.

French Wells

Crooked Island beach

French Wells

Entry to mangrove creek.

French Wells

Kayaking through the mangrove creek.

French Wells

Kayaking through the mangrove creek.

French Wells

Kayaking through the mangrove creek.

French Wells

Coconuts!

French Wells

Target practice.

French Wells

Coconut opening with great difficulty.

French Wells

Success!

Barry the baracuda

Wherever we anchor, one will usually adopt us, it's a teritorial thing.

Goat Cay

A mangrove island created from discarded conch shells.

Goat Cay

Close up of conch shells.

Goat Cay

Fossilised brain coral

Water spout

Fish Cays

Lovely beach, shades of turquoise.

Fish Cays

Iguana; average 18 inches to 2 feet in length.

Fish Cays

Iguana

Fish Cays

Iguana

Fish Cays

Iguana, very curious.

Fish Cays

Iguanas

Fish Cays

Iguana

Fish Cays

Iguana

Fish Cays

Fish Cays

Fish Cays

Fish Cays

Sand bar close to our anchorage.

Fish Cays

Fish Cays

Fish Cays

Fish Cays

Shell cleaning

Guana Cays

There are 4 small islands in the Guana Cay group.

Guana Cays

Stingray hovering the bottom for edibles (small crustaceans).

Guana Cays

Guana Cays

Guana Cays

Landrail Point small boat basin

Landrail Point is the main settlement on Crooked Island.

Landrail Point small boat basin

Landrail Point small boat basin

Narrow entry and boat basin cut out of the limestone rock.

Bird Rock Lighthouse

At the north west corner of Crooked Island.

Squall approaching

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