Short on rum, we backtracked a bit to provision and made wonderful discoveries at Staniel Cay and Big Majors Spot!
At first I wasn’t excited about stopping at the islands within the boundaries of the Exumas Land and Sea Park, which runs a significant length of the Exumas chain; but it’s a nature preserve and, therefore, a “no take” zone for fish, conch and lobster.
So, I wasn’t excited. It sounded pretty, which is nice, but you can’t eat pretty.
The decision to sail to New Providence Island to retrieve Barbara’s lens would mean a stopover in the northern Exumas and adventures in the tourist hive of Nassau.