02/08/07 25.05.084"N: 77.12.411"W
We sail from Bimini to Rose Island (east of Nassau) with great conditions. The winds are 10-15 out of the east. The seas are 2-3 ft. gentle swell. We are with a boat that we were with at "Little Shark River". It is a nice ketch called "S/V Snap One". And the Canadian Navy is bringing up the rear. We are the only one not going to Nassau, so we have a bit better angle. We sail all the way, making the 46 miles in under 8 hrs. It would not have taken as long but we caught two very nice Maui Maui. Mine was 17 pounds, Diane's was a bull, and weighed in at 37 pounds. It took her 20 minutes to get him to the boat, ( thanks Doug for the gaff)!!!!!!!!
02/07/07 25.26.987" N: 77.48.300"W
We get an early start for Chubb Cay. We have some northing to do, unfortunately the winds are NE at 10-15 so it is a bit of a beat until we turn for the cut in the reef. After being in 10 feet of water it will be nice to be in 2000+ when we hit the tongue of the ocean. It is just 15 miles from NW Channel light to Chubb. We are on a nice close haul and make great speed, 6-7.5 knts. We ease up the east side of Chubb and anchor up at Little Cock roach Cay.
02/06/07 25.17.116"N: 78.21.757"W
The weather has not been conducive to going anywhere. So I know it is hard to believe but we stay at the marina for four days.
We made some new friends; they are on a Catalina from Calgary, Alberta. Very very nice folks. They are on "S/V Sooo Fine Too", they have been a great help with fenders and lines, as we are on the t-head and getting beat up pretty bad.
The weather man says it may be getting better so a gaggle of us head across the bank. We don't leave until after noon. The conditions are not perfect, but as Sharon on "S/V Allez Cat" says "hell we're sail boats". We are able to sail all night with winds out of the North at 20-25 knts. Seas are 3-4 with some a bit larger.
We anchor short of Northwest Channel light on a shoal northwest of Andros.