Out of Nassau
14 February 2012 | Shroud Cay, Bahamas
Nassau was a real quicky this time. Charlie took Jack and Kim over to Atlantis in the dinghy this morning about 8:00 . They decided it would be best to take their luggage with them. Have Atlantis check it for them while they visited the Aquarium, then catch a taxi directly from there to the airport. Charlie and I then dinghied into the Green Parrot, took a propane tank to BASRA to be filled. We will pick it up in about 10 days when we plan to be back. Then we walked up to the grocery store. Did most of our shopping of fresh veggies, fruits and a few odds and ends for the next guests arriving on Saturday. We are suppose to pick them up in Staniel, so as soon as we made it back to the boat, raised the dinghy and put away most of the groceries, we weighed anchor and headed out. We left just before 11:00. Motored directly into the wind to Porgee Rocks, but then we were able to turn south enough to put up the sails, sheeted in pretty tight and catch some wind. Since we had such a late start, we kept the engine running to keep up the speed. As the day progressed, the wind gradually decreased, which helped the choppy waves decrease. We made the 45 nm to Shroud Cay by 7:00, just before absolute dark. As we were coming into the mooring field, a boat called and told us there was a mooring just behind them and they were the northern most boat, which helped us immensely. We spotted the mooring and grabbed it fairly easily, even in the pending darkness. Charlie did have a flashlight and a headlamp. Weather was fairly nice today. Sunny all day. The wind was cool, but the day did warm up a bit. Especially if you were sitting out of the wind on the sunny side of the boat. Forecast was for more southerly winds tomorrow and increased intensity, thus the reason for the hurried departure from Nassau.