Pathfinder to the Sea

... Go east older couple!

24 May 2023 | Hudson River
23 May 2023 | New York City
21 May 2023 | Jersey coast
17 May 2023 | Chesapeake Bay
15 May 2023
30 April 2023 | Charleston, SC
23 April 2023 | Beaufort, SC
14 April 2023 | Cumberland and Jekyll Islands
08 April 2023 | Florida
06 April 2023 | Gulf Stream
05 April 2023 | Powell Cay
02 April 2023 | Manjack Cay
01 April 2023 | Green Turtle Cay
29 March 2023 | Marsh Harbor
26 March 2023 | Hopetown
25 March 2023 | Little Harbor
23 March 2023 | Egg Island and Sandy Cay

All by Our Lonesomes

05 February 2023 | Chicken Cay / Rocky Dundas
Roger Wallace | Very Nice
This is a second post for today- be sure to read the prior post by Susan which is on a different topic.

Susan and I are currently anchored at Chicken (Fowl) Cay immediately South of Rocky Dundas. I’ll explain that relative position in a bit.

We’re all by ourselves. There is not another anchor light or light on shore anywhere in sight. We can just see the red light on top of a radio tower to the south. We didn’t intentionally seek out our personal anchorage, it is just a consequence of what we wanted to do. However, it’s nice after the crowded anchorages and congested beaches at the 5F festival.

Once again, it’s beautiful. The anchorage is sheltered from South and West winds by Chicken Cay and North winds by Rocky Dundas. Conch Cut is to our East which gives us an unobstructed view out into the deep water sound. In the distance, we can see waves crashing onto the shores of Cambridge Cay with spray being launched high into the air. The cliffs of Rocky Dundas were lit by the low angle light at the end of the day. And now, there is a bright full moon in the sky. Chicken Cay is a private island with a very short airstrip- maybe too short. There is the wreckage of a twin prop plane just above the beach. Last, but not least, it’s quiet.

We sailed here from Blackpoint with the intention of snorkeling the caves inside Rocky Dundas which are suppose to be more spectacular than Thunderball Groto. Unfortunately, the waves were just too rough for us to do that. Maybe early tomorrow morning. Tonight is our consolation price.

Tomorrow we are heading towards two snorkeling sites that have great reputations- a sunken plane and “the aquarium.”
Vessel Name: Pathfinder
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Kingsland Bay, VT, USA
Crew: Roger & Susan
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Pathfinder is a Bristol 38.8, which is an excellent bluewater sailboat. Our search for an trans-oceanic boat started with a spreadsheet containing data on dozens of boats. The Bristol 38.8, and her sister vessels, were at the top of the list "by the numbers." Pathfinder has proven to be a joy to [...]
Pathfinder's Photos - Main
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This is a beautiful national park, uninhabited and so beautiful! Pictures of the beaches, ruins and sky views.
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Photos of our time in Georgetown. Hike to the monument on Stocking Iland, exploring an old Canal, ruins and a defunct resort on Crab Island and race awards.
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Pictures from Bill Bagg's and environs
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