Enjoying Calm Weather
18 February 2019
We've been enjoying very light winds since our arrival at Cat Island and have been taking full advantage of the conditions. Saturday was another day of snorkeling around a small island in front of the resort followed by a kayak tour through the mangroves. This is a huge bone fishing area and although we didn't see any turtles in the mangroves there were hundreds of fish going in all directions. Once our exploring was over we decided to move back over to the Cultural Village and have dinner ashore.
We enjoyed a leisurely 6 mile sail under genny alone back to our original anchorage and settled in nice and close to the beach for the night. Hidden Treasures is one of the more popular restaurants on the beach and comes highly recommended by all the cruisers. We enjoyed a tasty snapper dinner as we exchanged stories with crews from 4 other boats. The water throughout the Bahamas is crystal clear, however, here I think it is the clearest we've seen. We were anchored in 10 of water, however, under the moonlight it looked 2 feet deep. The moon cast such a clear shadow of the boat that we could plainly see our mast and forestay projected on the bottom.
Sunday was moving day, it was time to get back to the Exumas and replenish our water tanks and do some laundry. We were off the hook at 6:45 for the 52 mile crossing to Rudder Cay. We motored the first few hours before the wind filled in a litttle allowing us to motor sail the last couple of hours to our destination. Despite the light winds it was a beautiful day dampened only by the fact Bev struck out with her fishing. We rode the flood tide through Rudder Cut in very smooth conditions and joined 11 other boats in the anchorage. Once again we were treated to a beautiful sunset, but still no green flash, I'm really starting to wonder if they exist.
Today's picture is of our neighbours in the early morning at Cat Island.