Riding Out Gale in Marsh Harbour
13 November 2013 | Bahamas
We're safely tied up at Conch Inn Marina in Marsh Harbour after a wild race to arrive ahead of a cold front packing 35kt winds. We ran the cut into the Abacos at first light, as the storm hit, arriving to Marsh Harbour in manageable 25kt winds. One minute winds were blowing 8kts, the next 20kts. It was shocking.
We cleared customs and immigration, showered and headed to Snappa's for lunch and rum. On our way back, the brunt of the storm hit. Big winds, breaking waves in Marsh Harbour and rain. Warm and dry below decks, I'm trying to imagine what it would be like out there on the ocean standing a watch. For once, I'm happy NOT to be on the ocean.
Giving credit where credit is due, it is the new Satlink that gave me access to the weather forecasts that we used to decided to divert. Our Intellian FB150 has officially earned its place aboard Aria.
It appears that we'll be here through Friday. I have some boat repairs to make tomorrow - nothing major, but worth tackling during the layover.