Exumas

25 February 2019   Rat Cay to Leaf Cay, Exumas
Our mission is to explore some anchorages where we can take our son, Craig when he arrives in two weeks’ time, so we headed a bit further north to Lee Stocking Island.  There are recommended routes on leeward side of the Exumas, but most have sections that are too shallow for my nerves.  We retraced our route out to the seaward side of Rat Cay and motored along the islands with very little wind.

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Onto Cat Island

18 February 2019   West Bay, Conception Island
The east wind has finally arrived and it was a beautiful day.  The anchorage started to empty as people took advantage of the wind, so we were down to nine boats by mid-morning.  Glenys did some washing and as she was hanging it out some Dolphins called by and swam around us for a couple of minutes.  It looked like two mothers and youngsters. 

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Middle Bahamas

11 February 2019   Pitts Town Point, Crooked Island, Bahamas
The unpleasant weather continued in the morning with strong winds coming from the south east making the anchorage a little more bouncy.  I caught up on some administration and signed the broker agreement to sell Alba.  Reality hit me when I clicked the button to send the email off to the broker – we’re actually going to sell our home.

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Southern Bahamas

4 February 2019   Abraham’s Bay, Mayaguana, Bahamas
After breakfast, we went ashore to clear in.  There’s an old concrete dock with a 5 metre wide channel, which thankfully is deep enough for a dinghy at any state of tide – leave the pole markers to starboard. We found the customs building underneath the telecom tower.  

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Onto The Bahamas

28 January 2019   La Parguera to Boqueron, Puerto Rico
Weather looks good to go to the Bahamas on Thursday 31st.  It’s a passage of 450 miles to Mayaguana, so if we leave on Thursday, we should get there on Sunday late afternoon or possibly Monday morning.  There’s a cold front stalled over the Bahamas, which stretches down to Mayaguana, but it’s expected to dissipate on Saturday 2nd.  After the front clears, there should be a week until the next front comes down off the East Coast of the USA.

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