29 December 2016 | Tida Wave and Lady Muriel
After a week at Black Point it was time to get out of Dodge. We planned on leaving yesterday morning and we were all set to go when the anchor windlass decided not to work. This pierce of equipment has given us problems in the past but a new motor 4 years ago solved our problems until yesterday when it quit again. Since the anchor was still well set we decided to stay put for another day until we could come up with a plan of action. The Internet and modern communications are truly amazing and by 9:00 am this morning a new motor was on it's way from Maryland and may be here by tomorrow.
So with our problems solved the only thing to do was hoist 90' of chain and anchor by hand and set sail for Staniel Cay. We can find great protection here from the next cold front which arrives Friday night. We enjoyed a leisurely sail for a couple of hours and arrived in the anchorage which is full of mega yachts and other boats seeking shelter from the approaching weather. On the way in we passed the A Class Bahamian Sloops that were racing in the annual New Years Regatta. The regatta events continue tomorrow with a free party on the beach and a cruiser's race on Monday.