Green Turtle Cay
13 April 2018
We sailed from Crab Cay to Green Turtle to dodge a cold front. We first went into the Green Turtle Resort(very nice place) marina for a few nights ashore.
The dock was only available for a few days and fearing we'd get pinned in there from the high winds predicted we moved out into the anchorage where we were able to secure a mooring. We rented a golf cart with another couple we just met who have a sistership to Sapphire and toured the island.
When the front came through, the gusts to 30 knots resulted in a number of boats dragging. The lucky boats lost their grip just before dark and were able to grab an open mooring, or go into one of the marinas. the unfortunate boats that drug were forced to try and re-anchor in the dark and pouring rain. Luckily there were no collisions and everyone survived the night. We looked at the weather forecast and decided to extend our mooring stay a few days to cover the next front due Monday. Yesterday while diving on Sapphire to change the zincs and clean the bottom I took a look at our mooring. Just to be safe I backed up the rusty chain with a piece of 3/4" nylon line I keep around for such things. Nothing to do know except wait it out.