Out of Nassau
29 March 2012 | Rose Island and Green Cay, Bahamas
After breakfast and showers, we took the boat to Harbor Central Marina fuel dock for fuel and water. Then took off out of Nassau Harbor for the long 7 nm trip to Rose Island. On the way through the cut between Athol Island and Rose Island we discovered that though the wind was now coming from the east, the northerly swells were still coming in. We anchored, and yes the boat rolled, and occasionally the rolling was pretty bad. But, since we were anchored, we had hotdogs and chili dogs for lunch, and then Deb, Steve and Charlie snorkeled the reef. They said the reef was covered with sand and we figured that the hurricane that came through the Bahamas last summer probably stirred the seas and the bottom up. The rollers continued to come in, so we agreed that we should move. We motored on over to Green Cay, which is just north of Rose Island and tucked in next to two mega yachts behind the island. When we arrived there were two Bahamian skiffs that had put out a huge net which they were towing into a large circle to enclose whatever fish were in the net. They gradually made the circle smaller and smaller. We couldn't tell if or how many fish they trapped. We dinghied ashore and walked the beach and part of the island. Steve, Charlie and Deb went to explore some of the ruins. I left my sandals in the dinghy, so I stayed on the beach and looked for goodies. Deb found a beautiful conch shell and some sea urchin shells. When we got back to the boat, the swells had subsided some, but since the Bahamians were done with their net, we moved the boat up a bit more and it is resting nicely now. Mostly sunny today, but a bit chilly if you were in the shade and the breeze. Tonight is beautiful. Clear and the wind has calmed considerably. Deb here! Would like to add that my dear friends are excellent chefs! This morning Charlie fixed corn beef hash and egss with toast, yummy! Tonight Phyl fixed chicken with stuffing and sauted zuchinni, onions and garlic! Delicious. The clear beauty of the water is absolutely stunning. Big orange ball of fire setting over Sand cay this evening and Steve successfully blew the conch horn, first try!!