“The topographical meaning of the word “Bight” is an indentation in a coast so wide that it may be sailed out of on one tack in any wind.” – Ashley Book of Knots
After lunch the excitement was really building because the boys could not wait to snorkel the Caves. Captain told the boys about the fifty-five chests of silver treasure found here by locals. It was buried in these caves by the crew of a Spanish galleon called Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe back in the 1700's that had mutinied. Local legend claims that the pirating history of Norman Island inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write Treasure Island.
This place is a boys dream.
Here you can see the caves on approach. Look for a mooring and take your pick! It's deeper here so I was a little more intimidated, but being in an ocean cave with your family is a completely thrilling experience. The surge in the cave wasn't too bad, but you have to be careful not to get knocked around once inside. En route to the largest cave I also saw huge parrot fish chomping on the coral, a school of barracuda and tons of sergeant majors and snapper. For the second day in a row, I was pinching myself!