Master Bedroom with Queen bed, Living Room, KitchenPincushion Starfish, Crab, and Queen Angel Fish Sunrise, Moonrise, Sunset

Winding Bay

Winding Bay

Aerial shot heading north from Rock Sound over Half Sound with Winding Bay

 

Wild Orchids on property

 

Hummingbirds

Hummingbird feeding from coral bells beside house.

 

Good Morning Sunrise view from bedroom

 

Afternoon on the bay

Moment by moment the colors of the bay, sky and clouds change. 

 

Sunset at the bay

Snorkeling

Snorkeling in Eleuthera allows you to experience the underwater paradise that is hidden beneath the turquoise ocean.  There are numerous spots to snorkel just a walk from the house.  At high tide snorkel from the bay, through the cut to Half Sound for an fun adventure.  There is access to the Atlantic Ocean from either end of the bay where you can see giant rainbow parrot fish. Sea turtles can be seen in the bay in front of the house. 

Bring your own fins, snorkel and mask to ensure the best adventure.  Some folks like to also use a wet suite for longer snorkel trips and many folks bring underwater disposable cameras to catch what others don't get to see.   Don’t forget the waterproof sunscreen.  Every beach offers a different opportunity to explore and discover the beautiful underwater world.  

 

Snorkeling

 

Boxfish

It is common to see a box fish when snorkeling or taking a walk on the bay.

 

Kayaking

There are two sit upon kayaks for your use at Gone Shelling.  Included are life visits and paddles. Enjoy kayaking in front of the house. Or for a longer adventure, paddle the Kayaks from the bay thru the cut into half sound.  If you go to the right you may find a way into the mangroves.  Watch for sea turtles, star fish, tropical fish and sting rays as you paddle. 

 

Sea turtles can be seen when snorkeling, kayaking or walking on the beach

 

Two sit upon kayaks to explore the bay

Sunsrise Tellin Shells

Pink, yellow, cream and stripped sunrise tellins shells can be found on Winding Bay and throughout many of the beaches of Eleuthera

 

Bonefishing on Winding Bay

Among bonefishing enthusiasts Eleuthera is known for its numerous bonefish flats that accessible without a boat or guide. Winding Bay provides a perfect opportunity to bonefish while you are staying at Gone Shelling.  A short walk down the beach to the protected flats of Half Sound are known to be a successful spot where bonefish can be plentiful.  There are numerous bonefishing flats through out Eleuthera  and many in the southern part of the island including Ten Bay, Savannah Sound, Tarpum Bay, Rock Sound and Deep Creek.

Please bring your own gear.  Tackle and gear suggestions: a 7wt or 8wt rod loaded with weight forward floating line, fluorocarbon leader material, and 4-6 lb. tippet. The local bonefish seem to prefer #4 or #6 flies that are tan or pink in color.  It has been suggested that the “eyes” should not be too heavy. Flies are best tied onto the tippet using a small no-slip loop as this tends to permit a more natural action. Gotcha and Crazy Charlie patterns work well, as well as Bonefish Bitters patter. Waterproof sunblock and wading shows to protect your feet from sharp coral ate important.

Hooked bonefish must be released, so barbless hooks should always be used. 

 

Spend a day on the beach

Winding Bay offers miles of sandy beach.  The bay is protected by outter reefs so the water is often calm and easy to swim or paddle. Or you can do nothing at all.  Relax. Read.  Study clouds.