A Peaceful anchorage
Penny/ Front coming
22 January 2011 | Frazier's Hog Cay in the Berrys
Star Shot and Never Bored our buddy boat left the South Beach, Miami anchorage at 4.a.m. on Tuesday 1/18/2011. The wind was South-Southwest at 10-15 knots. Perfect for crossing the Gulf Stream. It was a fast crossing and we arrived in Bimini at 12.30 p.m. We docked at the Government Dock, cleared in to the Bahamas Customs and Immigration and by 1.45 left again to continue on the Great Bahama Banks. By 8.00 p.m. we had crossed the Mackay Shoal and anchored on the Banks. We were all very tired and went to sleep immediately. By 5.00 a.m. Wednesday we weighed anchor and continued east to Frazier's Hog Ca. We arrived at the anchorage west of the Cay by 3.p.m. The anchorage offers protection from most directions but south.
Thursday was a beautiful calm day. We went for a long dinghy ride, snorkeled and found lots of conch from small to adult shells. We caught four conch for dinner and Sheila made conch fritters. With macaroni and cheese and Cole slaw it was a perfect Bahamian meal.
Today Saturday we'll go for a walk in the a.m. and by late afternoon we'll settle in to wait for the passage of a cold front(sometime around sunset), with winds up to 25 knots shifting from Southwest to Northwest. During squalls winds of 30-35 knots are predicted. We already checked on our anchor and it is well set.
I want to give Thanks to the Caribbean Weather Center and our weather guru Chris Parker on Whiskey,Charley, Yankee, his call sign on single side band radio. He gives the most accurate weather predictions every morning at 6.30 a.m. except Sunday. People who sign up for his service can ask him questions via single side band radio or via email. Cruisers live by his weather forecasts or lets say we sail or stay put depending on his advice.
So for now we stay put in Frazier's Hog Cay.
The picture of the conch shells was taken at a different time on Eleuthera. They were especially colorful.