Guana Island

I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.

Leonard Nimoy

This isn’t where we had planned to spend the night . Harbor A and harbor B were not feeling quite right. Being perhaps a little picky we moved on to find this little anchorage which was protected from the wind that had made for a day of exciting sailing.

Not in the picture but directly behind the aim of the camera is Guana Island, 850 acres of private land. According to Conde Nast Traveller “90 percent of Guana Island remains wild but the resort, which holds just 35 guests in 18 rooms, finds its decadence in privacy and natural beauty.” Apparently , only registered guest are technically allowed on the island, but no worries there is a mooring field and from there the seclusion, serenity and sunset of this special place can be enjoyed.

Back in March 1964 Queen Elizabeth visited Guana Island. There is terrace named for her from which guest watch for the elusive green flash at sunset. Mariners in the harbor are not likely to enjoy the terrace itself but can easily hear the complimentary entertainment provided by the island’s four legged singers. I wonder what the queen thought of all the bleating goats. We found them very entertaining, and courteous as their performance did concluded once it got dark.

The original goat video link is no longer available. Enjoy this one instead.

Published by billtan

Striving to be a better boat .

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