01 April 2019 | Egg Island, Bahamas
We were up and out of Highbourne Cay at 0645 hours. We were a little anxious (as most would be) going a route we had never been before. The route was covered with coral heads but just like the banks crossing from Nassau to the Exuma chain, you just need to watch and take it slow. We had several boats going the same way and a couple have larger drafts than us so we are feeling more confident.
The water is flat calm and you can see forty to fifty feet below in some areas all the way to the bottom. Of course in the more shallow area it is just as clear. You see the rays, starfish and other creatures that love to scour the bottom of the sea. We are motor sailing but soon will be motoring as the little wind we had would end.
As we see land ahead, we are coming up on Royall Island, the destination we had thought we would go to when a call on the radio from 2 Outrageous came. They had left Royall Island and were at Egg Island which is about 4 or 5 miles away. They were out with Migration hunting on the last day of lobster hunting season here in the Bahamas. We adjusted our course and headed to Egg Island where we would reunite with both boats for our journey to the Abacos.
We picked up where we left off which was back when I first was diagnosed with shingles. Once that was over, they had family visit as did we so we have been traveling in different circles for a while.
We enjoyed the appy hour with them and made plans to head to the Abacos at first light. It was fun catching up on their stories.tories.