22 21.90'N: 75 49.0'W
We knew when we left Georgetown that we may get pinned down for a few days with crappy weather. Well a few days have now turned into eight days. Without being able to move ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!
Luckily the 75 mile day we did from Hog Cay Cut last week paid off, as we did in fact catch up with S/V Kokopelli. They were with three other boats hunkered down in a small cove called "House Bay" on Raccoon Cay. The other boats were S/V Galena, S/V Wind Lass, and M/V Lady Bell. By the time we got in on Tuesday night we had a steady 25 Knt. Wind blowing out of the NE. The wind continued to clock into the east and increase, which in turn has built the seas up to around the ten ft. range. So all of us have been pinned here.
We have found a blue hole and went swimming in it; we have explored all the trails, and found most of the ruins on the cay. But we are ready to get going, as cabin fever is setting in and all of us are ready to beat feet north.
The days consisted of listening to the weather on the SSBs then conferring that nothing has miraculously changed from the day before. Then someone will suggest an activity to entertain us. It seems have garbage fires has the best draw Bill on Galena was the entertainment specialist, as he had at least 200 DVDs for us to borrow. Thanks a ton to
"Mr. Bill" And if you read this Bill remember you owe me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So as soon as we get Wifi again I will let everyone know where we are and heading toward.
22 53.0'n: 75 52.218'W
Racoon Cay is finally behind us! The weather finally laid down to 15-20 with 4 to six ft. seas. So we all decided it was time to make a break for it.
The winds were as predicted but the sea state was still a bit low. But what a great sail from Raccoon to Flamingo Cay. We did the 35 miles in 5 hours and saw speeds over 9 from time to time. So all is well we all are anchored in "Two Palms Bay", a small bay with two palms on the beach, thus the name
23 30.189'N:75 45.812'W
We have made it Georgetown finally, after stops at Big Majors, and Black Point. It has been a great trip so far with minimal boat breakdowns, nothing I could not fix with spare parts on board. As they say, the definition of cruising is working on your boat in exotic places. Basically maintenance stuff like an impeller, a new bilge pump etc. etc.
We met up with another Lagoon 37. It is Liz and Alan on S/V Kokopelli at Black Point south of Stanial Cay. We did some laundry and had a lunch at Lorene's Café. And had sundowners with them a couple of nights.
The boat is provisioned again and we are headed for the Jumentos next for a couple of weeks of hunting and fishing. Then decide where we will go from there!!!!!!!
24 23.723'N: 76 37.930'W
We are currently in the Exuma Land Sea Park. We stayed in Nassau for a couple of days while a front passed through. Then we sailed over to Hawksbill Cay for three days. It is a secluded cove with a beautiful beach and we had all to ourselves. It was so nice to finally have total peace and quiet. The water is as beautiful as ever, I am always amazed when you can see the bottom while in fifty feet of water!!
All the cruisers are doing a pot luck dinner today, and the park is providing a ham and a turkey!!! That is about it for now, nothing really exciting happening to speak of. Just enjoying life !!!!!
Happy Easter !o!