We decide to leave early, but that presented a problem with low tide. The Indian Cay cut is shallow and the Bahamians are very laid back in their maintenance of aids to navigation. There “used to be” 3 poles to mark the narrow channel but 2 of them have been gone for 10 years. Everybody just knows where that channel is. Well, we don’t!!!! So we head a little further north and cut through at Memory Rock. It added a little more time but made for a less stressful day. The water and winds were calm. We picked a good day to travel. Big Sale Cay is a much protected natural harbor. There were 5 boats anchored for the night. Dinner onboard “Good News” and a full moon lit our dinghy ride home.
Statistical Update. We have been on this trip 113 days so far. We have made 45 stops, 4 of those were anchorages, and the rest were marinas. We have traveled 1912 miles and spent 228 hours underway. That averages to 17 miles traveled per day overall. We cruised to Green Turtle Cay today and will overnight here before getting to our destination for a month, Marsh Harbour, Abacos. Green Turtle is a charming island that I have heard about from Bob Gallant who comes here for a month every year. Bob should get here at the end of this month and we hope to stop & visit with him & Brenda on our way back to the states. Tonight we have dinner at the restaurant, and it is truly a gourmet experience. It’s fun to be around boaters. They never meet a stranger and everybody has a story. It’s very interesting! Made new friends tonight with folks from New Mexico and some from Germany!