Back at Sea. Sailing Well
18 November 2013 | 27 20.0'N:76 24.9'W
We made it through North Channel cut at 1200 and are now heading south for a landing at Nassau Harbour around 0600. All is well with boat and crew.
The cut was hairy, with waves breaking all across the channel, but they were toppling rather than truly breaking, so we decided to make the run. At the worst of it, we hit two 15-foot standing waves that broke back to the cockpit. Then we were through and working south. Our window was small; waves from a sub-tropical storm will begin hitting the Abacos tomorrow and all the cuts are sure toclose again. We were in danger of our refuge becoming a prison.
Right now, the southern coast of the Abacos is off to starboard, all the way down to Hole in the Wall. Seas are 6-8', with the occasional 10-footer to keep you alert. Amazing to see seas this large, a full four days after the end of the gale.
Tonight is the last of Tammy's Chicken Canneloni with Red Peppers. What? No more of Tammy's casseroles? Must be time to get where we're going!