Sunday, 18 January 2015

On Our Way - 2nd Try!

We made it – we’re off! After a day of laundry, provisioning and (successful!) macerator repairs yesterday, we celebrated with a bar-b-que on the boat off our beloved Monument Beach. For our non-sailing friends, the macerator is essential to the sewage system on the boat – without it, we need to be pumped out, and there are very few opportunities for that in these remotes cays. So it was a must-do repair – thanks to my captain for his persistence and problem-solving skill!

Today we sailed (well really, motored) in 5 knot winds to the Bahama Sound area through Rat Cut. We’re now cruising in Paradise – just meandering our way through the 365 cays (one for each day of the year) – for the next two weeks. As we get more remote from George Town, our internet connection may get weaker, so don’t be surprised if there are fewer posts. But for now, the cell booster on the mast is working (yay!), so I’m taking advantage of it while I can.

We’re currently anchored off Rat Cay, surrounded by turquoise water and little sandy beaches flanked by corral heads and dense greenery – and that’s all we can see for miles, except for the occasional sailboat. I imagine the pink iguanas that inhabit these cays are watching us – but we haven’t seen any sign of them, yet. Maybe a dinghy trip to the beach tomorrow will turn up a few. Here are some pics from our trip today, including a watercolour painting inspired by the surrounding scenery …

1 comment:

  1. To paraphrase the old Irish song:
    May the sea [road] rise up to meet you, may the wind ever be at your back,
    May you find old friends waiting to greet you, there on the outside track.
    We're gathered together old times to remember, 'tis but for ourselves we would grieve,
    So we'll sing you a chorus and bid you farewell - fair winds and a following sea.