Just a quick note before we all fall asleep. We got to George Town at around 9:30 Friday morning. 5 days from Fajardo. Some 650 miles.
We decided not to pull in Rum Cay last night and continue on to George Town.
As we pulled up to Rum Cay, the lights did not match what I was expecting. We stared at it for a while and decided that I didn't come this far to screw it up now. So we pressed on.
But, I gotta tell you, it's Good Friday here. EVERYTHING IS CLOSED... EVERYTHING... nothing will be open again until Tuesday. Locked up tight!
So we stretched our legs a little bit and had a good meal on the boat.
After 5 days offshore it will be good to have a good nights rest.
Tomorrow we will go exploring a try to figure out what makes this place the cruisers Mecca.
Oh, Todd slept indoors last night, the first time in 4 days.
Overall ... good crew, I take them again
Ok, some of you out there are wondering what the heck we're doing. We said we'd be stopping in Mayaguana around midnight on Wednesday. We decided that since we were so far behind that it would better to keep sailing closer to Georgetown before we stopped. As long as we were still in travel mode, why not just keep going. The wind has been steady and in our favor since last evening and w're making good speed now. The current plan is to head for Rum Cay. We can stop and play there for Friday and Saturday before heading over to Georgetown for the boys to make their flight on Tuesday. So thats the plan. Pancakes for breakfast.....'cept for Don - eggs and a fruit cup.
We've been motoring now for almost 24 hours. The wind has turned to the NE and is expected to increase any time now. The onslaught of fish (Black Fin Tuna and Dolphin) has ceased Todd is up and walking around now. Everyone is just lounging around, gazing into the deep blue water. We expect to make landfall at Mayaguuana some time after midnight tonight (Early Thursday). We'll keep you posted.
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