On The Move
05 February 2019
We left Little Farmers Cay on Sunday morning after a wonderful weekend spent with great friends. We thought of heading right to Georgetown but the wind was right on the nose and we didn't feel like a 30 mile up-wind slog so we relocated 8 miles south to Rudder Cay. Once again this is a great stopover on the way south with a fairly wide and deep cut out to the ocean. The island is uninhabited but there are remains of buildings from the drug smuggling era that controlled these Islands years ago. We went on a dinghy tour that led us into a small deep water lagoon that would offer great protection from any adverse weather. We carefully scouted it out for future use if necessary and marvelled at the large sea turtles scurrying about.
High tide was forecast for 7:00 so we were up early on Monday to get through the cut at slack water and had a leisurely motor sail to Georgetown under bright sunny skies. Bev had two fishing lines in the water all the way but never had a nibble. I hope her luck isn't running out. We anchored off of downtown Georgetown in the early afternoon and managed to get our shopping done, take on 40 gallons of water and a bit of diesel in record time. We even had time to do a load of laundry before heading to Choppy Waters for a burger.
The weather for the next few days looks great so along with the crew of Eyre we made plans to head to Long Island on Tuesday morning. We were off the hook by 7:30 and had an awesome 35 mile sail to Thompson Bay on Long Island. We were part of a 9 boat parade that made the journey in beautiful conditions. If the forecast is correct we'll be able to spend at least 4 or 5 days here before considering moving on. Once again we enjoyed a beautiful Bahamian sunset, but alas no green flash, I'm really starting to wonder if they exist.
Today's picture is of the winning boat from the weekend.