Little Farmer’s Cay
01 February 2019
The chatter on the radio on Wednesday morning was of all the events planned for the weekend at Little Farmer's Cay so we figured we should get there ASAP. However, since we had to wait for high tide to get through the narrow channel at Musha Cay we decided to go for a kayak ride. With the windy weather of the past week or so we hadn't had the chance to explore in the kayak. The Rudder Cay anchorage is a beautiful area for kayaking so we headed out with the glass bottom bucket for a mini tour. By 1 p.m. the water was high enough to allow an easy passage through the shallows so we headed off and enjoyed a glorious sail to Little Farmers. We were the tail end of a 6 boat flotilla, but Dagny was in her glory, closed hauled in 15 knots of breeze and she made quick work of the fleet. Of course, it was just a pleasure sail, no racing intended.
The full population of Little Farmers is less than 100 people however, most former residents and children return home for the 5F festival weekend. There are 3 popular restaurants on shore that really turn on the party atmosphere for the weekend attracting cruisers from far and wide. There are at least 125 boats anchored around the island for the weekend festivities which started with a cruisers race on Thursday. The "C" class Bahamian skiffs will race on Friday and Saturday as they work towards the Island Championships at the end of the season.
Unfortunately for the Island the insurance company has deemed the airport runway as being too short for commercial traffic causing great hardship for the community. The Yacht Club hosted a fund raising happy hour on Thursday where we were thoroughly entertained by a Bahamian Rake and Scrape band. We finally got back to Dagny around 11 p.m. after an action pack day. This really has the atmosphere of an HYC Labour Day Regatta.
Today's picture of The Down Home Band.