The weather has been perfect since TARDIS left Marsh Harbor and made way for the southern corner of the Abaco cruising area. We visited Lynyard Cay, Little Harbor, Snake Cay, Tahiti Beach, Tavern Cay and are anchored back "Under the Lighthouse" off Elbow Cay now. The photo is of Pete's Pub in Little Harbor. Pete's is a great beach bar where we had the best fish sandwiches since we've arrived in the Bahamas.
Little Harbor has a very narrow entrance that TARDIS can only get into at mid to high tide so we anchored off Tom Curry Point west of the entrance. The anchorage is just a half mile from Little Harbor Channel to the Atlantic Ocean and ocean swells were coming into the anchorage making 'Space Patrol' launching from the davits challenging at best. The area shores are much different than anywhere we've been.
Randolph and Margot Johnston, both artists, settled in Little Harbor in the 1950's and first lived in this cave.
The harbor is small, room for about a dozen boats on mooring balls and surrounded by interesting homes.
Pete's Pub is run by Johnston's son as well as about everything else in the small community. We pulled the dinghy up on the beach and grabbed the first cement block we saw to tie to. Kind of like hitching a horse to a railing.
We found our seat at the bar.
And enjoyed the view (if you like old t-shirts!) and read the menu.
Pete is a famous sculptor like his father and this is one of his works on display in the store. Don't think we'll buy it, it's only $20,000.
Just behind Pete's Pub is a path to the Atlantic and the stunning shore.
Our anchorage the night before, Lynyard Cay, was a couple miles north of Little Harbor between North Bar Cut and Little Harbor Cut. It was a cloudy sunset.
Overnight the wind died and when we got up in the morning and looked overboard we were right over our anchor which was out with 100' of chain.
The next day we sailed north 10 miles and anchored at Snake Cay on the west shore of the Sea of Abaco about 10 miles from Marsh Harbor. There is a kayak/dinghy tour in the flats behind Deep Sea Cay there and we wanted to do that on the kayak. These were taken in the flats.
After two nights at Snake Cay we moved across the Sea of Abaco to Tiloo Cut South anchorage just north of Tavern Cay and south of Tahiti Beach between Lubbers Quarter and Elbow Cay. Here the moon rises on another Tartan 37-2.
The next morning we took 'Space Patrol' on a 10m ride up to Tahiti Beach and around Tiloo Cut. The water colors are simply amazing.
The sand bar is exposed at low tide and these little mounds are everywhere but we have no idea what they are.
Just south of our anchorage on the other side of Tavern Cay is this property.
This is the back side of the same property with a seaplane hanger called "Scare Air". We wonder if Buffett has a house here.
We've been seeing this 'pirate ship' at a distance since we arrived in the area. On our dinghy ride we were able to get a closer look. It's the Barcelona Explorer, a luxury charter ship with six deluxe staterooms and all the toys you would ever need.
This is the view from our anchorage, the ship between the islands is the Barcelona Explorer.
The trade winds are building so our next stop is "under the lighthouse" at Hope Town. We will wait there and visit the library book exchange until the trades subside some and we can leave the south Abaco area to begin our trip back to Florida.