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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Northern Exumas!!!


We ran around town in Nassau picking up misc. parts for the boat, updating the blog, and stocking up on groceries at the store.  We spent a few hours on a dock paying 20 cents a gallon for water to wash our boat and fill our water tank.  After we finished the guy that owned the dock tried to tell us we used 726 gallons of water to wash our boat.  Uhhhhh I don’t think so, epically since we were being extra careful because we were paying for the water.  I tried to explain to him we used a 5 gallon bucket and filled our ½ empty tank.  My guess was we used 70 gallons of water.  After we settled on $15 we left.  Our holding in the harbor was not very good so we left the second day around 2:30 and headed a little further west to Rose Island.  We spent an hour motoring into 8-10 foot waves straight into 10 knot winds.  It was a long hard hour, but after navigating through a small opening between 2 exposed rocky shoals we spend the night sheltered by Rose Island.  We were grateful for the downpour that night that washed all the salt off our boat.  We left in the morning at 8:00am heading straight to Allen’s Cay, Exumas.  After crossing a bank filled with coral heads we pulled into an empty anchorage around 2:30pm.  We spent the rest of the day smiling and swimming in the crystal clear water.  The current where we anchored was very strong and we played in that for a few hours.  From the second we arrived at Allen’s Cay we had a boat “friend” that would chase after you if you jumped in and spend the next 2 days under our boat.  We are not sure exactly what it was, but our best guess is a nurse shark.  Our 2nd day at Allen’s Cay was a little more stressful as the current was becoming a problem for our anchor and causing the chain to rub on the keel at night.  We tried a few time to have an anchor off the back as well, but with no luck.  We left the next morning and are now anchored off Norman’s Cay 9 miles South.  We spent 2 days at Norman's Cay.  We met some good people and had a fun night on their boat, just talking about boat experiences.  They had never seen a boat like ours and came over the next morning for a tour. 










8 comments:

  1. The photo of Lucy is probably the greatest thing I've ever seen! It just makes me smile!!

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  2. What's the story with the broken goggles? And you should try to catch and eat an iguana. They eat those in Venezuela all the time and people say they taste like chicken, of course.

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  3. Great lookin water, well worth 20 cents a gallon!

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  4. Love the iguanas and I would like to hear the story behind the broken goggles.

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  5. That string of islands looks amazing from arial DeLorme. Could you buy me one small island? I'll pay you back. Did you have to hang onto the ropes to play in the current?

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  6. Eat the Lizards. that will be a great blog story! live Dans beard and reading these adventures.

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  7. That shark is rad! Looks so fun guys.

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