04/11/07 23 49.189N: 76 11.258"W
A squall comes through this morning and the wind has shifted to the SSE and increased to 15-20. Sharon asks us over for lunch and Chet and I decide we should move behind Prime as it will have better protection.
It is a beautiful spot, with good holding and gorgeous water. We settle in for the evening and a quiet dinner alone.
04/12/07 23 57.802"N: 76 19.091"W
The plan today is to do some snorkeling and exploring, the up to Little Farmers Cay. Again we need a bit of help to get out of this anchorage, so a lunchish departure is planned
The snorkeling is good, a lot of fish and coral life. I snorkel through a cut with 35 ft of water. I see a group of eagle rays swim under me and the usual large Barracuda. Then Chet and I go dingy exploring. We find that there is a nice lake in the interior of the cay. I scare off a few small sharks in the shallows and one large nurse shark.
"We kick the tires and light the fires", and head out for Little Farmers Cay. The wind has lain down so it is a motor sail through a "new to us" route out of Prime. No paint lost and we see another sand shark on the way.
It only takes 3.5 hours to get to Farmers. I anchor in about 6 ft of water and call for dinner reservations and the day is done.
04/10/07 N23 48.559 W76 10.635
We get up at 0400 hrs. so Susie can get ready for her taxi and flight at 0720. Diane decides what a better time to do some laundry, except she sets some burglar alarms off and gets a visit from security. They are curious why someone is doing laundry at 0430 in the morning!!!!!!!
We get Susie off and say our good byes to the staff at Emerald Bay. We are joining "Allez Cat" for a slow sail up to Prime Cay. The winds are 5-10 out of the SSE so it is a gentle ride up through Soldier Cut and then through the inside shallow route.
The entry is VERY shallow into Prime so the rising tide is a good thing. The anchorage is a bit rolly so we decide to head over and tuck in behind Bock Cay. It is a very nice anchorage.
It is so nice to sail with Chet and Sharon, as we have about the same attitudes about destinations and nothing ever seems to stress Chet out. We are never in a big hurry and both of us enjoy quiet out of the way anchorages. Other sailors have described us as being very adventuress. Chet and I were both commenting how our keels and rudders seem to be missing some paint from some shallower than planned experiences ?