We pulled out of Georgetown at 7am on January 29th 2014.Riding out we said a fond farewell to a much more crowed anchorage than when we arrived in November. We also passed more ships coming down on our way up to the Little Farmers cut. We had hoped to go up ten miles north to the Dotham cut but the winds were very light and we really wanted to do more sailing than motoring. We sailed wing on wing (for you none sailors, that is one sail on each side of the boat) until the wind dropped below 4 knots and then started the starboard engine to help us make the cut before high tide and sunset.
After going through the cut we turned north and started looking for a place to anchor. The water depth north out of Little Farmers is very shallow except in the channel. We had to watch carefully as we made our way. We were confident that we would not run aground since we had had the same issue watching our depth when we came through this way with Tripp and Dana in December and that was just after Low tide. The banks are calmer than the Sound but the wind was swinging more from the south and we were having difficulty finding a place to anchor that would not be uncomfortable. We anchored at Jacks Bay on Great Guana Cay at 24.02.20 N and 76.22.620 W. We were greeted by two dolphins as we pulled up, set the anchor and ate chili before bed.
|A more crowded anchorage in Georgetown than when we arrived.|
|Sail Repair at sea. Just out of the Georgetown cut, I'm fixing some sail tape that I had put on|
the main sail before we left home.
|Wing on wing heading north in the Exuma Sound|
|Freddie diving the anchor that night in clear water.|
|The dark spot is Freddie still following the 60 feet of anchor chain.|