Our Hiding Spot...
OK, we're having our first significant frontal passage down here in the Ragged Islands this season. What that means is that the wind will clock around from the east to the southeast, to the south, then southwest, west, then northwest, and eventually getting back to the northeast and east.
Most of the anchorages offer no protection from west winds. If the winds are high enough, it can be a tough time...very rough with big waves. So we decided to get some protection for the "event".
This morning I called Bill on Veranda to discuss the weather. For our area it's right at the level for a potentially uncomfortable day on Thursday. We are in the southern Bahamas and most fronts get weaker the further south you get. So when Bill described this event he said, "If you're in the Abacos (northern Bahamas...I don't know why you'd go there in Jan/Feb) you'll be dead, if you're in the northern Exumas you'll wish you were dead, if you're in the southern Exumas you'll be uncomfortable, and down here we won't have a huge problem at all".
Just to be on the safe side, we both decided to move for tonight and tomorrow. While the pictures show it open to the west, there is a reef out there that will keep the waves down. We need to get to the mailboat tomorrow to get our grocery order and propane tank. Hey, it's a big day!
I'll let you know how we make out...