We have turned the bow to the north. From Hog Cay, Jumentos, we sailed to Buenavista Cay, a distance of only 20 miles. Early in the morning, on Wednesday, we sailed on, making 110 nm to Little Bay, near Black Point, Exuma, arriving there just after midnight. On Thursday, we continued on sailing and motorsailing to Norman’s Cay.
And today, we are under sail currently towards Spanish Wells, Eleuthera. The weather looks good to head on up to Abaco on Sunday. That will have us making over 300 nm since Tuesday afternoon.
In Abaco, we will take time to do laundry and some re-stocking in Marsh Harbour and then head above the Whale Passage to Green Turtle Cay. Once there, we will start watching for a weather window to head back to Florida. The lock at Port Canaveral is closed until April 9th for repair ( this lock allows us access to the ICW ) and we will probably cross before then, so must come up with an alternate plan. Either check-in at Ft Pierce or head to Canaveral and plan to go back out to sea once check-in is completed.
That is the general plan for our immediate future. The radio has been giving us some trouble, so we may not be in communication as frequently as usual. Keep your fingers crossed that it works until we are in the US!
Hugs to all,
Heather & Murray