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Hatchet Bay Cut
03/29/2012

The entrance to Hatchet Bay from the inside looking out.

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.
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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...
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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 ...

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