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Mountains of Salt in Great Inagua
26 February 2014 | Man of War Bay, Great Inagua, Bahamas
Lately we’ve managed to anchor places where it is possible to see a green flash. That means that we have only water to our west so we can have a flat horizon as the sun sets. Of course we were anchored in one of those places last night since we were basically in the middle of the ocean. We were rewarded with the best green flash we have ever seen. It was incredible.
This morning we made our way out of the reef and sailed our way south. We tried our hand at fishing again but we weren’t lucky enough to even lose a lure this time. Bill tried to make our line longer so it would be further away from the boat but that didn’t help at all.
After sailing for most of the day with all our sails up we had to finish up the day by motor sailing into Great Inagua. We were going to anchor in Matthew Town, the main city port, but realized it would probably be too rough in the conditions we have tonight. Instead we have anchored in Man of War Bay. Great Inagua is where Morton Salt Company operates large shallow reservoirs used to evaporate sea water which produce over a million pounds of salt every year . The picture above is from our boat at anchor. I know a lot of you have seen lots of mountains of salt this winter waiting to go on your roads. I can honestly say these are the first mountains of salt we have seen in the Bahamas!
Tomorrow we will take the boat to Matthew Town and take care of our last minute business before we leave the Bahamas. We want to fill up with fuel the best we can and buy enough food to get us through the next few weeks. We also want to check out of the Bahamas with Immigration. You don’t generally have to do that, they let you mail back the immigration paperwork when you go back to the United States. We figure since we are entering Haiti next and the Dominican Republic after that we would be better off doing the paperwork now.
We hope to leave here Friday or Saturday and go through the Windward Passage, getting to Ile a Vache, Haiti about fifty hours later.