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    Little Whale Cay Diary

  • Good Morning World

    No matter where we are in the World we have many things in common; the sunrise and sunset. A daily gift!




  • Welcome to Little Whale Cay

    Mark and Shannon Matheson, a Canadian couple, are the new Managers on Little Whale Cay. They have been on the island for eight months now. They look forward to welcoming you and will ensure that your visit is nothing less than magical.


  • A Sunset To Reflect On

    Living on the island we are often gifted with two sunsets; which one does your eye see as the real one? The one in your sky or its reflection?

    A Sunset to Reflect On

    A Sunset to Reflect On

  • January

    The weather in January has been lovely and although blustery days here and there, the sun still shines. We must be Bahamian now because the water is too cool for us to swim but we know if we were visitors from the snowy north, nothing would keep us out of the lovely blue water.

    Sundays always seem to be beautiful, with blue skies and water like glass so we take advantage and head out in the boat to explore. This past Sunday, we headed SW and went up and around Big Whale Cay. This took us through the shallow teal water dotted with large starfish every ten feet and over a ship-wrecked barge teaming with colorful fish. On the ocean side of Big Whale, we slowed to enjoy the site of the historical buildings on the cay. Sitting large and alone on one of the highest bluffs is the over ninety-year old church. Sadly, a tree grows out of the dilapidated roof top but the structure continues to stand strong as it has through countless hurricanes.




  • Trip to the Blue Hole

    A day trip to the Blue hole on Hoffman’s Cay is just a pleasant boat ride from LWC. A group of us loved the experience and floated away the afternoon in the salty water after the thrill of jumping in!




  • Incredible Kite Surfing

    Early in January a group along with their kite surfing instructor visited Little Whale Cay. After four full days of kiting, they concluded that the area around Little Whale Cay, offered some of the best winds locations that they had experienced.

    kite surfing

    Catching a Ride!

    Come sail away!

    Come sail away!

  • Christmas Is Coming to Little Whale Cay

    Mark and I are excited about decking the palms for our first Christmas on the Island. As the weather cools and the breezes blow, we still enjoy sunny days reaching into the high 70’s and the evenings are perfect for the windows to be open.

    The flowers continue to bloom yet we contemplate soon playing some Bing and ‘dreaming of a white Christmas’ NOT! Our dreams of white sand beaches have been filled.
    Food is always a part of holiday plans and there will be no shortage of it here. We look forward to an array of foods from ocean, land and our newly planted garden.

    Shannon & Mark

  • Our Coral Tree’s in bloom!

    coral tree And look how beautiful it is.  It’s the first time it’s flowered for the last couple of years. Our managers, Ben and Anja are back on the Cay after Anja’s illness and we all wish her the speediest of recoveries. Over the next couple of months we have some rentals coming up and our staff will be working hard to make sure our guests have the best time possible on the cay.  Watch this space for some of their photographs!

  • The Polar Bear reaches the sub-tropics

    I’m not posting a photograph because the last couple of days have been grey, windy, rainy and a little cold too, with breath from the polar bear currently gripping America swirling over the Bahamas.  According to the weather forecast everything should improve over the weekend.  Meanwhile it’s a great time to make plans for the island in 2014, clear cupboards, read, paint and catch up with episodes of Breaking Bad.


  • Happy Christmas

    A very happy Christmas to all our friends and followers from Little Whale Cay!

    happy Christmas