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White Horses of Great Guana Cay

While we were anchored in Blackpoint (Great Guana Cay, Exumas), we were lucky enough to meet up with some fellow cruisers, Kim and Scott, from s/v Anthyllide. Kim and Scott have been cruising for 9 awesome years and are currently headed back to the U.S. to do some land-based cruising (like the kind in a car/truck/rv)! It was so great meeting them in Blackpoint and getting the chance to pick their brains on all things cruising + sailing related.


^^They call them “white horses” because they resemble a running herd of horses. I kinda think the ones further back in this photo look like the horses, no?!^^


^^Scott + Kim on s/v Anthyllide^^

Aside from awesome laundry (Rockpoint Laundromat) and free wifi (Scorpio’s or Lorraine’s), Blackpoint has some really interesting things to offer if you are willing to break a sweat and squeeze a little exercise into your daily routine. Our new cruising friends were exploring some of these lesser known parts of the island, and invited us to join them on their hike to see the White Horses…the huge white cliffs on the Great Guana Cay side of Dotham Cut.


Little did Jer and I know, but we were SUPER unprepared for this hike. We actually thought we could get by wearing just our standard flip flops and carrying with us only a single bottle of water. And not a big bottle either. Big mistake. ;))

Probably not the smartest to even attempt any hike in flip flops, but that’s how we roll on this boat.

So we hiked…over the river and through the woods… ;)) And saw lots of interesting stuff along the way. Including one too many spiders.

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And four hours later and about 200 miles hiked (jk! it only felt that intense), we made it to the top of the white horse cliffs!

Even though we weren’t adequately prepared, in reality, the hike was nothing short of gorgeous and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to see parts of this island that many do not even attempt. It was really worth the effort!

And somehow we even managed to make it safely back to the boat withOUT a case of heat stroke! That’s an accomplishment in my book. 😉 Although, Jer and I pretty much chugged every cold beverage we had on the boat once we were back. ;))


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