12 March 2012 | Emerald Rock, Wardwick Wells, Bahamas
Picture is of Jack and Kris on the hillside overlooking the anchorage at Cambridge Cay.
Wind stayed up around 20+ mph all night. Still blowing this morning, so our plans of snorkeling the Sea Aquarium and the Rocky Dundas caves were nixed. Instead we decided to sail to the Exuma Land and Sea Park headquarters at Wardwick Wells. We put out half the main and dropped the mooring. Jack and Kris followed us out. We had a brisk sail west out between the shoals and then northwest along the banks side of the islands to our turn again into the Emerald Rock mooring field where we had to douse the sails and motor in. We picked up a mooring so we could also purchase 24 hours of wifi service. After lunch, Charlie, Tim, Jack and Kris dinghied into the headquarters office to pay for the mooring and wifi. Then they walked up to Boo Boo hill to leave their momentos of being here. On the way back, they stopped at the coral reef right off the main mooring field and did a drift snorkel. Diana and I stayed on the boat. Diana relaxed and read. I got dinner prepared, cleaned the connections on the VHF antenna and tried to stop a leak on the forward toilet. Don’t know if my cleaning helped the VHF sending capability, but it couldn’t hurt. The leak in the toilet is less, but I believe we need a rebuild kit to correctly repair it. We had baked Cornish hens, baked potatoes and green beans for dinner. After the cloudy, windy day, the wind started to subside just a pinch and the sun came out just before sunset. This evening the anchorage is calm and the skies mostly clear. Though the wind is still up a mite. Suppose to subside some more throughout the night.