24 January 2012 | Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas
We arrived at Meeks Patch anchorage on Saturday the 21st, we had 14-18 kt of wind with some gusts to 20 and the wind was on our nose again! Seas while in the Northeast Providence Channel were 3-4 ft with a 4ft swell, which was a lot better than when we were in the Northwest Providence Channel heading to Nassau, we had 6-10ft broad swells with whitecaps. We stayed in the anchorage for two nights and then moved into Spanish Wells Yacht Haven on Monday. We did this for two reasons, one to have our outboard serviced and the second reason is the approaching cold front expected later in the week.
This settlement is absolutely beautiful! The homes are all painted in tradtional Bahamanian colors, grass yards and flower beds! Oh yea, did I mention the pink sand beach? They have a fast ferry to southern Eleuthera and Nassau. This is a major fishing port and agriculture region. Lots of fresh veggies!