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What a glorious sail!

04 June 2009 | In the Berry's.
Mark
Wednesday, 3 June. After the tide lifted us off the bottom yesterday, we motored about =BD nm. To a nice cove on the E side of Frazer's Hog Cay and anchored in 8' of water. We took the dinghy ashore to explore the little beach but found it rather disappointing with no shells and lots of litter. Another cat, Jus' Now, joined us in the cove as we were coming back from the beach so we stopped and chatted. Mike & Sue are liveaboards who are returning to the states from Curacao. Very nice people. They are planning to get to Panama, probably next year and will hopefully look us up in Bocas. We has a peaceful night and the next morning awakened to 12kts of wind from SE. We raised sail and then anchor and sailed nicely down the narrow channel on a broad reach. At the end of Frazer, we turned and tacked E along Whale Cay making about 6 kts. The sea was beautiful, 2-3' and the sky was sunny, and Always was sailing beautifully. After a few tacks, we were able to clear the E end of Whale and sail N on a close reach all the way to Devil's Cay. Sea depths went from 10' to off soundings as we tacked out, to 30- 40' for most of the way N. We caught two barracuda along the way but released them due to concerns for cigatura in the Bahamas. At Devil's, we dropped sail and then unfurled genny again to enter the cut. There are several anchorage spots in this area, but most of them were already taken (everyone must have the same guide book!) We furled the genny and tried motoring along the W coast of Saddleback Cay trying to get S to Devil's, but the water ran out. We grounded softly and got off without incident, but would have to wait for high tide to get through. We motored around the area checking depths in potential spots and finally anchored off the N tip of Saddleback in ~18' of water over clear sand. We hang a bit to the current, but are enough in the lee of the island that the water is flat, With the kellet out it will be a very comfortable spot. Dove the anchor - totally buried in the sand, can just make out the curve of the top - toasted Neptune with a Guinness and enjoyed the rest. Ribs on the grill and home fries. It has been a wonderful day.
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Vessel Name: Always & All Ways
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine-Pajot Belize 43
Hailing Port: Hancock, NH, USA
Crew: Mark & Deb Parker
About: Mark, an ER doc, retired 10/08 to become a sea gypsy. Deb, an educator, has been retired since 5/07 and was equally anxious to leave the cold of New England far behind
Extra: We now have a hurricane season home in Bocas del Toro, Panama. We still plan on spending many months cruising every year.
Always & All Ways's Photos - Main
Cruise of Albuquerque Cays and Providencia, Columbia
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Created 12 June 2013
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Created 11 April 2009
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