19 February 2011 | Current Cut
12 knots of wind from the east
We've had a great time beachcombing and relaxing in the Spanish Wells area, and sailed down to the west side of current cut where we spent the night off of a beautiful sand beach. We walked into the small settlement and talked to some of the locals... a very small community with one store, no restaurants, bars, etc. and many hurricane damaged buildings and deserted automobiles... not much going on. We walked back to our nice beach via the cut. This is a 60' wide opening which traverses the north tip of Eleuthera. The tide was falling and the water was rushing out of the Exuma Sound at 10-15knots....not the place for a sailboat! We'll leave this morning at high tide (10:30am) when the current is at the minimum level, and sail south for a couple of hours to GregoryTown where we hope to anchor... deep water but probably OK.