Miles: 30Time: 5 hoursAvg Speed: 5.5Max Speed: 8.4 March 21st, Thursday: Our night at Hawksbill Cay had been quiet, no rolling. We both slept in a bit (until 8 AM) as we were still recovering from the “beaching” earlier this week. Our stress was still high as the “BIG BLOW” was coming tomorrow night and we hoped our plan of staying on a mooring ball would work out. This morning we found a 4′ baracoda under our boat. He had been around yesterday and Stew…Continue Reading “Staniel Cay, Exumas”

Miles: 22.61Time: 3 hours 42 minsAvg Speed: 6.1Max Speed: 7.7 March 20th, Wednesday: We were still quite shaken from yesterday’s experience. All we wanted to do was go home and get out of the constant wind and storms. We felt like all we had done is seek wind protection constantly and yesterday’s disaster was the last straw. Unfortunately, there was another “big blow” coming this weekend and we were in a state of panic as to what to do. Plus, honestly, we did not know…Continue Reading “Hawksbill Cay Mooring: Exuma Land and Sea Park”

Miles: 36.27Time: 6 hours 32 minAvg Speed: 5.6Max Speed: 7.7 March 18, Monday: Up with the sun we headed to to the Exumas. Technically this was the third try- Saturday we had tried twice to cross but turned around both times. The wind was in our face again but it was not torture and the swell was minimal. We arrived at Allen Cay (also spelled Allan Cay) in the early afternoon. We anchored between Allen and Leaf Cay just north of the entrance. We first…Continue Reading “Crossing to Exumas: Second Attempt (Success)”