Heading to Allen's Cay
09 November 2011 | Nassau Bahamas
Cheryl - Windy
We are ready to move on and will try to head to Allen's Cay tomorrow morning. Wind hasn't improved but is is only about 30 miles and most the way water depth is only about 12 feet. Peter, the Dock Master here, is going to show us on the chart the best way to exit the harbor. We entered from the West entrance to the barhor but will be exiting from the East. He does say that we need to be on the watch for any coral heads that we might encounter.
Wind direction should be mostly of the Northeast for the next week which should be good for the anchorages we have picked out. We probably won't have access to the internet for the next few weeks. Here is our plan for the first leg of the Exumas: Allen's Cay, West Beach, Highbourne Cay, Saddleback Cay, Norman's Cay, Shroud Cay, Fresh Well Bay North, Hawksbill Cay, Warderick Wells Land and Sea Park. Should have internet access when we get to Warderick Wells. The plan is to say 2-3 days at each location, more or less depending on if we like the anchorage or not.
Allen's Cay is supposed to have hundreds of ignua's that come to greet you looking for food when you dinghy to the beach. Speaking of dinghy, it is still tied on deck. We will keep it there for the crossing to Allen's Cay then pull it behind us until we get to Georgetown. Our current thought is to spend about a month getting to Georgetown and spend at least Christmas and New Years there.