Manjack Cay Adventures
06 April 2016 | Manjack Cay
Presently we are anchored at Manjack Cay, and we may never leave! Manjack is our favorite Abaco Cay so far. It is located about midway up the Abacos chain, a bit outside the usual bareboater's range. We rode out a 30kt front here last night with great protection. This is our third night here. We have dallied here because there is just so much to do. Why move?
The entire island has a network of maintained hiking trails from ocean to sea, inlet to inlet. There is a great beach on the ocean side with snorkeling right off shore, and great anchorages with secluded beaches on the Sea of Abaco. The fishing is great. We found lobster in a nearby shoreline and the shelling is exceptional. With the exception of two vacant houses, Manjack Cay is entirely undeveloped. Sound ideal? We sure think so.
Meanwhile, we met and befriended a couple from Chicago, Fred and Wendy, aboard Brown-Eyed Girl, a 2002 Moody 38. We met them in Green Turtle Cay, where we pulled in last week for two days to do our taxes. We have been cruising with them ever since and having a super time. For the next week or so our plans are very similar, so we may be buddy boating with them for at least another week. Tonight we're all going ashore to build a fire on the beach.
We have two fronts coming through in the next four days (will this madness never end?), so we are on the move seeking shelter while trying to continue our cruise north. We are having fun; we feel like, after all this time, we are at last getting the hang of this life.
Still, we are already eyeing long-range forecasts looking for a weather window to sail home. The forecasts do not look good at all, but it is still early. And so we wait, which is not such a bad thing, really!