25 March 2011 | Nassau, Bahamas
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We were all up early and weighed anchor at 8:00 to leave Norman’s Cay, headed toward Nassau. About a 40 nautical mile jaunt. The wind was great. Coming from the southwest, so we sailed on a close reach most of the day. Chris did a lot of the navigating, steering and watching the helm. I think he has really likes the chart plotter and the autopilot. He said we made it up to 7 kts. for a while, but mostly we were able to sail 6 to 6.5 kts. Holly spent a lot of her time sitting on the back deck soaking up her last day of sunshine on the boat. I came below and napped a bit. We let the guys fiddle with the sails and watch for boats. The last hour or so, the wind died, so we finally had to bring in the sails and motor. We sailed from Norman’s with two other boats. Saw several more crossing today also. A good day for it. When we anchored in Nassau, Chris and Holly took the dinghy and went over to Atlantis for a while, then into Nassau for dinner. That leaves Charlie with leftover enchiladas and rice. His favorite though, even as leftovers. Charlie and I stayed on the boat. I have a touchy wifi connection, so I was able to check emails and correct the blog map coordinates. Beautiful, glorious weather today. Sunny, warm and a great wind. This evening is calm and comfortable in the Nassau harbor. They are testing a sound system at Lucianos, so we may have a noisy evening. The outside patio is decorated with white palm trees. Maybe a wedding reception or some kind of party. We are hoping the music is something tolerable since it will probably play until midnight or so.