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Hello everyone, Posting another video with a bit more of Spanish Wells and our move from Spanish Wells to Harbour Island via the Devil's Backbone (Ahrrrrrg!).
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... off and begin exploring Harbor Island by golf cart. When we got to the opposite side of the dock, all the tie offs were taken and as we reluctantly sighted an empty spot in very shallow water, another helpful operator on the dock motioned for us to return quickly to the opposite side to tie off. We turned the boat around and were horrified by the sight of a huge... I really mean HUGE! ferry boat that transports folks from Nassau to Harbor Island twice a day. Needless to ...
Leaving Royal Island as the tide was rising we headed into the harbour at Spanish Wells. As we entered the channel we ground to a stop having already navigated 2 miles with 0m under the keel and we were now supposed to be in deep water! All the old Solent sailing tricks came out as we tried to get Ellisa a float. Sails out on one side, boom out on same side and eventually we hung water containers off the end of the boom ...
were fish everywhere. Every direction I
looked in there was sea life of every colour and size imaginable. I had inadvertently stumbled upon a large
area of coral reef. The water was not
deep at all but the coral is delicate and the surrounding rocks….well,
rocky. I managed to float myself out on
my tummy and scan the coral as I went deeper.
I saw electric blue coloured fish, bright yellow fish, fish which looked
... bound for East End Point, the very southern tip of Eleuthera. We were able to consider the anchorage there at Lighthouse Bay because conditions would be reasonably mild with NE wind. This route would first take us directly eastward from Rock Sound toward Powell Point, aka Cape Eleuthera, across approx. 8 nm of The Bight which is strewn with very shallow sand shoals, some of which are exposed at low tide. This is the only real shallow ...