Farmers Cut to Georgetown
04 April 2009 | Elizabeth Harbour, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
We left Farmers Cay at a relatively high, but ebb tide. We were able to get out of the anchorage without having to plow sand with our keel (unlike the way in). Leaving through Farmers Cut into the deep water of Exuma Sound, the current was crazy. Even though Exuma sound was almost waveless, the current from the ebb tide created standing waves and swirling currents that ran quite a ways out into the deep water.
Soon after we go out and the sails set, I began to set trolling lines. Soon after, we had a hit out one of the lines, but no fish hooked. I did see some fish jumping around where the lured were being trolled. Later I noticed that the split ring holding the hook to the lure was stretched and one of the hooks snapped off. Bummer...I like hits, but you can't put a hit on the bbq..only fish landed.
It was a very quiet trip, eventually had to roll up the sails, as they were hanging limp, as we motored the rest of the way.
The description of the entry to Elizabeth Harbour sounded a bit complicated, with cays, rocks and reefs, but it is really quite simple. Actually, I took some time on the way down to program waypoints for the whole way in, around the rocks and reefs, and the autopilot took us all the way to our anchorage..very cool.