Wind Wind and More Wind
23 January 2019
The cold front we had all been waiting for blew through during the evening Sunday without much fanfare. We were just on the southern edge of the strong winds, boats 15 miles north of us reported winds well into the 30s; however, we never saw more then 20knots. We had quite a lightning show as the winds shifted around from 150 degrees to 360 degrees during intermittent rain showers. Despite this, the anchorage was calm and we all slept well under a beautiful moonlit sky.
Our floatilla grew to six boats on Sunday as some more friends joined us in the bay so we all made plans for a long hike on Monday. Once again with permission of the caretaker we struck off on our walk armed with a machete to crack coconuts. After numerous blows Paul managed to open a fresh coconut for us all to sample. Our hike took us to the a small hill overlooking the entrance to Aderley Cut, then a stroll along one of the many beaches and finished up with an inspection of the abandoned runway.
One of the boats that joined us on Sunday are friends from North Carolina aboard a 38' Catamaran and they graciously invited us all for a pizza party on Monday evening. We gladly accepted the invitation and went over to dark side for a fun time with new friends. During dinner the forecasted strong NE winds filled in and haven't quit blowing yet. As mentioned we are well protected in our little bay, but the wind has been sustained at 25 knots with max gusts to 38. The winds are expected to be like this until Thursday morning, fortunately the water is fairly flat so we can still get ashore. There are reports of 12 foot waves crashing on the ocean beaches, hopefully, we can get some great pictures later.
Today's picture is a perfect little palm tree on the island.