The Cave at Rock Sound is located just outside of the settlement going south toward Green Castle. There is a white church building
on the opposite side of the road so it’s easy to find. You will need to park along the side of the road. It used to be almost impossible to find, but recently the locals have build this kind of rough set of stairs down to the blue hole and put up the stone wall to make the way down.
This blue hole is not that deep. It is called boiling hole because there
are always bubbles coming to the surface. There is not enough water exchange to keep the water from stagnating. It is still a very pretty location but not much to do there.
Keep on the path that leads around the side of Boiling Hole off to the left. You
continue through the low scrub type bush common to the Bahamas. On the way be careful not to touch the tree with the black tar looking sap coming from it’s trunk. It is called Poison Wood. It is like poison ivy on steroids so please avoid it.
Not too far on is the entrance to the cave. It is a top entrance,
making getting into it a bit of a challenge if it weren’t for the makeshift ladder placed there. I suppose it’s time to say that I don’t recommend that anyone go into the cave. It’s best to view it from the top.
On the way in we saw a bit of the local wild life. Some of the locals
may serve as a deterrent to some. but we found them to be quite hospitable. The first was this little lizard kind of being a ladder hog.
At the bottom we found a resident of the cave. It was a Brown Racer, one of the local species of snake. He didn’t seem to like his home being
invaded so he took off to a dark corner somewhere. They are harmless. There are no poisonous snakes in the Bahamas, but there are a few toxic bugs.
The cavern at the entrance of the cave is rather small but a passage leads to a pretty large cavern that makes me think the cave
floor may be below sea level. There was evidence of an owl off to the right in the form of some poop and bones of small critters such as mice. The owl was not there.
Through the passage the cave opens up into a surprisingly large cavern. It is cool the way the roots from the
trees above come through the ceiling and all the way into the floor. I am stunned at the size of the roots considering the small trees above. My kids can be seen at the bottom of the roots, they are totally dwarfed by the height of the ceiling of the cave. There were other caverns at one time but the ceiling has collapsed making those caverns inaccessible.