13 February 2011 | Lynyard Cay on our way to Spanish Wells
Bright and clear- winds 15-20 knots
It's time to move south! The old dinghy has been sold, most of the bits on the boat have been repaired, my SSB radio has been tested to ensure weather reports are available (thank you Chris Parker!), the pantry is full, and we left Hopetown this morning at dawn in order to get out of the harbour at half-tide.
A brisk sail south to Lynyard Cay in 15-20 knots of north wind puts us in position to set out tomorrow at dawn for Eleuthera.
It will be fun to return to Eleuthera after 35 years! Louise and I had our second marriage aboard a mailboat travelling from Nassau to Eleuthera in December 1976. We spent three weeks cycling the entire island, sleeping on beaches, visiting spots, not a care in the world... no kids, no house, no worries, young love, and had a great time. Many things have changed in our lives, but I still feel just as crazy after all these years....
I'm not sure how the internet will work further south, but we'll soon find out!
Keep warm and have fun!