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Current Cut
12 knots of wind from the east
02/19/2011, Current Cut

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.

02/26/2011 | Patti
We're looking to get through Current Cut in the next couple days - after reading this I might be rethinking the path - the currents run faster than our boat - yikes!
serious sand dollars
Soft east winds! Wonderful sailing
02/17/2011, secret location in eleuthera!

Louise is a happy girl!

Moving South!
Bright and clear- winds 15-20 knots
02/13/2011, Lynyard Cay on our way to Spanish Wells

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!


02/13/2011 | Keith
I remember the first in the old firehall. As you said a lot of water under the keel since then. We were talking about you at last Fridays lunch. Say hi to Louise .... K
02/17/2011 | Keith
As you probably saw fromMadcap's blog they are down in Eleuthera at the moment .... wish i was there too although Ottawa is in a heat wave at the moment ... K

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