May 20, 2010
Galit had not been to Shroud Cay and I thought she’d enjoy it despite the bad memories of the storm Chad and I endured there. We had a lovely trip exploring the winding creeks through the mangrove swamps and spent the day on a beach on the Sound side of the island. We had a mile long white sandy beach with gentle waves of blue water all to ourselves. We picnicked, swam, and searched for interesting shells all day. We half dreaded returning to the boat on the other side of the island because there were 4-5 other boats anchored near us, now really addicted to our complete privacy. To our immense pleasure, we discovered that from where Villainy was anchored, we could swim to the only tiny beach (literally 20 yards long) near the anchorage and not be seen or see any of the other boats! How fortunate! That evening and the next day we claimed that beach, where under an umbrella, we lounged and read, ate, drank, and played backgammon, with only Villainy in our view of the sun setting over the crystal blue waters.