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“Chillin” at Staniel Cay

30 December 2018
The strong winds of the last few days finally abated and we decided it was a time for a change of scenery. When I say abated, they were still blowing 17-20 knots but with bright sunshine resulted in beautiful sailing conditions. We still can't head too far south for now because the strong east winds have made the ocean cuts impassable. The Exuma chain runs north south and sailing along with the west side of the islands on the bank is fantastic, however, from time to time you have to go through a cut into the ocean in order to get to the next set of islands. It is these narrow cuts that become impassable as the strong east winds drive large waves against the tide.

On Saturday morning we decided to move back to Staniel Cay,which is the headquarters for all the holiday week festivities. When we were here last week there were about 15 boats in the anchorage, this morning there are close to 100 with numerous mega yachts in the area. We're anchored about 200 yards from Pirate Beach where we are planning a New Years Eve potluck dinner. However, if the area gets too crowded we may think of returning to Black Point.

It has been at least a week since Bev has been able to swim because of the rough water but the anchorage here is nicely protected from the waves. After completing her 10 laps of the boat and water exercises we went for a nice kayak tour of the area and visited with the neighbours. The mail boat was in yesterday and that means fresh food at the stores today, but one must go early for the best selections. There's more kayaking and snorkeling on the agenda for today as well as we prepare to close out 2018.

Today's picture is of one of our neighbours enjoying a cold one.
Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On