Coco Bandero Cays – 8/2 – 11/2/2018

Eastern Bandero Cays

Our first anchorage for a couple of days was on the eastern side of the Bandero Cays.  One of the islands in the group was inhabited, another used for the kids to play soccer, swim as well as to burn off rubbish and the third was uninhabited. Our second day there I went ashore with the both the kids and adults to the uninhabited island to explore, which didn’t take long.  The walk around the island showed yet another beautiful island, suffering the effects of global warming.  The kids enjoyed looking around amongst the rubbish washed up for hermit crabs and other interesting things.  

Another picturesque island also suffering the effects of global warming with many uprooted palms around the shoreline.  The girls even posed for a photo.

The kids collected a lot of hermit crabs and then held there own beauty pageant to determine which one was the best looking one.  Not sure of the final outcome, but it kept them occupied for a long time and no crabs were harmed in the process.

Amongst the greenery there was also a scattering of pretty purple flowers, not that the kids seemed to notice.  The island is no longer inhabited but the partial thatched house seems to indicate that someone has lived there.

Western Bandero Cays

Our second anchorage was in the western side of the Coco Bandero Cays.  After we finished the school work for the day and Andrew fixed the water maker again we decided to get off the boat for a while and explore one of the little islands.  It was still hot so although the island below was beautiful it offered no protection from the sun, so it was only photographed.

DSCF2130 (800x458)Does this not look like the quintessential tropical island.  Its actually called Warsopguadup or the Two Palm Island.


We ended up on Orduptarboat Island, Jamie, Niall and Siobhan, from Totem, had been earlier to use the drone there and the kids were eager to hang out, so that’s were we went.  Orduptarboat is a very pretty island, a little difficult to access as it has lots of bommies and reef and quite a steep shoreline to drag the dinghy up. 

While the kids played (hung out) we adults wandered around the island, which didn’t take long before sitting in the shade, relaxing and solving the world’s problems.

It appears that the palm tree is not only a good place to hang out, but also a climbing frame and a volleyball court.

No, its not a sloth, just our 17 year old son hanging from a tree, quite amazing really as he is scared of heights.

Besides climbing palm trees, there was also digging holes, burying the girls and Niall rescuing the dinghy that floated away, busy afternoon.

Written by Karen


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