Getting closer to leaving ... moved up to Carb Cay
17 May 2018 | Crab Cay , Abacos
The weather has been so crappy for the last few days. It doesn't appear there is much change in sight for the next few days.
We decided to move the boat today and the winds are supposed to clock to the southeast (SE). Winds were light but we were able to sail on the Genoa to Crab Cay ( well almost). The winds were right on the stern and we were unable to sail, so we fired up the engine and motored on it.
It is so different this time at Crab Cay.There was only 2 boats in the anchorage when we approached and one was leaving. Last time we were here in the early spring there was hardly any room to anchor and we had to anchor far to the west and very far out.
As we approached the Cay, the winds piped up to 25knots and turned to WEST.
What??? West?? That was not forecasted.
Setting the anchor was hard. We dragged the first time with 75ft out in 10ft of water. Finally the anchor set. We decided to cast the dinghy and check the anchor and confirm it was set. OMG... the water was so choppy that I got totally wet and it was almost impossible to see the anchor rode. After a few attempts with our clear bottom bucket viewer we did see the anchor. The tip is buried but the fluke is not covered. It appears set in the sand and holding. John will set an anchor alarm tonight to ensure our safety.
Bridle set with another 25ft of chain let out. As we came back to the cockpit...
... the storms and weather started coming at us. Winds stayed in the mid20's but we never got rain. It's just scary looking and crappy.
Clouds are all around us... going to be a long night!