Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

22 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, St Maarten
14 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
12 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
08 March 2019 | Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
06 March 2019 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
04 March 2019 | Anegada, BVI
02 March 2019 | Norman Island, BVI
02 March 2019 | Norman Island, BVI
01 March 2019 | St Thomas, USVI
28 February 2019 | Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands
24 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
22 February 2019
21 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 February 2019 | Casa Cubuy, El Yunque Rain Forest, Puerto Rico
17 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
15 February 2019 | Between the Navidad Bank and the Samana headland (which is north east of the Dominican Republic)
14 February 2019 | South of the Mouchoir Bank - which is north of the Dominican Republic
13 February 2019 | Six Hills Cays, Turks and Caicos Islands
12 February 2019 | Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands
10 February 2019 | Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands

Warderick Wells Cay – Part 1

17 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas
Our trip up to Warderick Wells took us across the broad, shallow Exumas Bank on the west side of the islands. It took a surprise turn when we were hit by a very big tropical squall. These usually last for about 5 minutes, but this one lasted for about an hour with wind speeds reaching a steady 33 kts on the nose, and loads of rain. The plus side was that G, A and the boat had a good fresh water shower (K was on radar duty downstairs). It really does not feel so bad when it is warm rain; however, horizontal rain at over 30 kts does sting a bit. Anyway..... we made it through, and arrived at last into the delightful Warderick Wells.

Warderick Wells is in a marine park that on first glance looks to be extremely well managed. The rangers have installed moorings in the channels for visitors, to stop the bottom getting ripped up by anchors and keep them off the coral reefs and drying sandbanks. Just as well, as the tide rips through the moorings and into the sandy channels.

We had two firsts today - three big spotted eagle rays parading back and forwards past the boat, and a Caribbean Reef Shark. They aren't dangerous, honest, Mum.
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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