|coastline north of Port Clinton|
|looking into Pearl Bay|
Pearl Bay is an open, 9 km wide, north-east facing bay. It is virtually enclosed by islands to its south. Its shoreline is dominated by sandy beaches, separated by small, rocky heads. It is surrounded by massive, vegetated sand dunes. It is glorious! Secluded, crystal clear water, pristine beaches, no mobile coverage (which made AK a bit nervy as weather forecasts could not be obtained).
|enjoying the solitude|
|Marg enjoying the tranquil waters|
We cooked our crabs on our first night at anchor and our chanting as we ended their lives probably freaked the inhabitants of the two other yachts anchored in the bay! It was a difficult thing to do and we both cried a bit. We ate crab cooked 100 different ways over the next few days.
On our second day, a pod of dolphins entered the bay and we were treated to a tail hop by one.
We had a picnic and camp fire on the beach on the second night which was great. The anchorage seemed very rolly on our way back to Manatee so luckily we raised the tender on the davits and secured her because the next morning the weather turned.