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The fun times aboard Liquid Therapy. With - Susan and Brooke Smith

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12 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
12 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
11 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
09 June 2021 | Coinjock Marina
08 June 2021 | Manteo Waterfront Marina

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

07 March 2018 | Treasure Cay Marina
Brooke Smith
Passage Orchid Bay Marina - Treasure Cay Marina, Treasure Cay, Abaco, BS
14 NM 3.2 Engine Hours
9:07 AM Underway
11:40 AM Docked - stern in, port side to, slip N12 Treasure Cay Marina, Treasure Cay, Abaco, BS

We decided that the Whale Passage would not be possible after looking at the rollers coming in from the North Atlantic gale that had blown for days 500 miles to the North. Monday was strange as the wind had died and could hear the pounding surf on the other side of Great Guana Cay. We walked back over to Nipper’s Bar, which sits high up on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic. The reef out front of Nippers was knocking down the huge rollers coming in. The tide was higher than 30 some years someone said. They had not seen the tide that high in Hurricanes. I watched the surf take away Nipper’s stairs that go to the beach. Actually there was no beach. Lots of sand being moved around too, exposing the limestone that is the bedrock of most of the cays of the Bahamas.

Since there was going to be no wind on Tuesday we decided to leave and try to use the “Don’t Rock” passage behind the “Whale” passage to get to Green Turtle Cay. We have a weather window Saturday to cross back to the US. But first we have to get either across the very shallow Don’t Rock or the deeper Whale passage. As we got further away into the sea of Abaco we could see the high surf smashing into Whale Cay. We knew no one would be going that way today. And the residual waves were making the Don’t Rock passage look not good either. We went up tp the start of the Don’t Rock passage to take a look with binoculars. “Don’t Rock” looked ok at the starting end but the other side looked awful with breakers everywhere. That was dangerous and decided to head to Treasure Cay. The swells had been building and subsiding as we had crossed from the north side to the south side of the Sea of Abaco. Scattered sandbars locked down some of the swells. I had to turn around in swells that I didn’t like the looks of. I timed the turn after one swell passed and got Liquid Therapy a little past broadside as the next swell came under us. Everything rocked pretty good as I finished the turn and it was an easy ride the rest of the way to Treasure Cay.
I had been listening to and watching the 94’ yacht, Magic Days get underway and head for the Whale passage. I figured they were not really going to try to go around the Whale and were headed to Bakers Bay on Great Guana. Nope they tried to get around the Whale passage. They had even a much slower turn around that nimble Liquid Therapy. We heard that they had much interior damage to the yacht. The captain said he turned around before he got to a point where there was no turning back. We also saw a 55’ sport fisher leave Orchid Bay marina for the whale passage. We found out he got to the point where he could not turn around or continue along the passage. He estimated the swells were 12-14’. They went into the Atlantic rather than get hit broadside and then came in Manjack Cay inlet. The captain said that was not a good inlet but at least the waves were not broadside to the boat.

So, here we are safe at Treasure Cay Marina. Today it’s going to be windy again 15-25 out of the SW. I’m hoping that the wind will blow away the NE swells or knock them down so we can get on to Green Turtle Cay and stage for USA.

Today’s picture was taken at Nipper’s Bar looking at the Atlantic. The reef way out knocks down swells. However, the residual swells were in the 3-6’ range. The stairs shown in the lower part of the picture were later washed away while we were there.
Hailing Port: DELTAVILLE, VA
Extra: Headed south fall 2017 to Miami and then the Bahamas
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