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Hatchet Bay
03/29/2012, Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera

I had a romping great sail yesterday from Rock Sound to Hatchet Bay.
Over 40 miles of a beam reach at over 7.5 knots hitting 8.3 at times.
I lost a lower batten on my main while taking the sail down.
The entrance into Hatchet Bay is a 90 foot wide cut that was blasted out of shear rock. With a very choppy sea and a lot of wind, it was a thrilling experience to get lined up and make my way in there.
Moving on to Spanish Wells today. The timing of this leg is important as I have to go though Current Cut. The opposing tide will cause a 10 knot counter current. So it is important to time the passage at slack tide or ebbing tide (going east to west).
The wind forecast for the next 5 or 6 days is all less then 10 closer to 5-8.

Rock Sound
03/25/2012, Eleuthera

I left the Exuma chain yesterday morning at 0745 out of Big Rock Cut and crossed over to the island of Eluthera. Anchor down at 1920 (7:20 pm) just at sunset. A total of 59 miles of which I was able to sail 48 of them....The wind started out at about 12 -14 out of the East and slowly eased off to about 9 from the SE.
Oh.... and I caught a fish.....
I will go exploring later. There is a Blue Hole in the center of town.

Everyday while underway, I try to check into Cruiseheimers, a SSB net, to let people know where I am and where I am heading (someone should know). Today while listening, there was a report of a boat, PEPA II, that had sunk off of Cave Cay. Both persons were rescued and are safe. Goron and Barb are people that I played volleyball with while in Georgetown. Such sad news to hear of the loss of their home, but glad they are safe. Makes you think...

03/26/2012 | Ron Mariano
Mahi sandwich for lunch!
03/26/2012 | alan phillips
and dinner.... and late night snack....
03/29/2012 | Mike
and mahi pasta and mahi and rice and ...
Staniel Cay
03/23/2012, anchored off Pig Beach

Spent a few restful days at Black Point before moving the 8.5 miles to Staniel Cay, home of Pig Beach and Thunderball Cave.
I'll be leaving in the morning to cross the 40 miles of Exuma Sound to Rock Sound on the Island of Eluthera. Should be a nice day to cross. Winds are down to 15 knots and sea have subsided to less and thsn 4 feet.

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