Another Narrow Cut
02 March 2017
Last week when we visited the Hatchet Bay caves we discovered that we were ill equipped to explore them properly and wanted to return for a better visit. On Tuesday morning, once we got our chores done, we headed out to hitchhike to the caves and as usual the first car along picked us up. Equipped with flashlights and good shoes we descended into the caves for an amazing underground journey through all kinds of rock formations. The path is marked by a string along the ground and after a mile or so we resurfaced via a 12 step rope ladder. We decided to treat ourselves to dinner that evening at the Front Porch Restaurant which, overlooks the harbour. We discovered they are only open in the evening because the owner fishes during the day for whatever is on the menu that night; the fresh tuna was amazing.
We left Hatchet Bay around 10 am. Wednesday morning in order to arrive at Current Cut around 12:30 to go through with the ebbing tide. This is another narrow cut where the tidal current runs 3-4 knots through a narrow gap (200 feet) between to rock islands. The cut its self isn't that long however, the run in is a mile long, narrow and twisty route through sand bars. Safely through we reset our sails and arrived in Spanish Wells at 2:30.
There is yet another strong cold front coming through Friday and the wind will be over 30 knots for three days; once it goes through we will head to the Abacos. In the meantime, we have decided to check into a marina since good anchoring spots are hard to find.
Today's picture was taken by our friend Glenda, Dagny at sunset in Spanish Wells