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Travel Blogs from Great Abaco Island
... we turned downwind and I went up on the foredeck to check, the Triangle Gas monster had stolen our gas, we turned round and headed back for marsh harbour, We surfed downwind occasionally hitting 11+ kts on big waves and did our best 12 hour session of 84.5miles as the wind howled.
4/5 As the gale slowly abated back to F7 then F6 we managed 73 miles in the 12hours
and then just before we reached the reef passage the wind dropped and the ...
tide rolls back in. His dinghy is trapped under the wood! Worse, the tide forced his engine under the salt water. He had to let the air out of the boat, effectively sinking it to get it out. He could have waited 6 hours for the tide to fall, but the damage to his boat pounding under
the dock would have been catastrophic.
Apparently, if you have the tools and a day to take everything apart, you can salvage a sunk dinghy motor. I guess it ...
... the water maker, two refrigerators, two laptops, lights and receptacles, while having some juice left over for charging the boat batteries so we have power at night. Unfortunately the solar power doesn’t work at night, but Ed is working on that too!
It turns out that Mary Beth was a big hit with the “saw and scrape” band at a local pub/rib feast. She has picked up playing the harmonica, ...
... right into the wind though, so we can’t put up the sails. It’s still a good passage and takes about 3 ½ hours. So, here we are in Black Sound at Green Turtle Cay. It seems to be a favorite among cruisers and everyone we have talked to loves it here. We’ve picked up a mooring ball, but it comes with nothing; no bathroom, shower, fresh water. I think we’ll be moving. Either anchor for free or find ...
We were awakened this morning by winds and the rocking of the boat. What was that weather forecast again? It doesn’t take long for everyone to decide to postpone our move to Green Turtle until tomorrow when the winds should be much lighter and more southerly. I’m hoping that means we can stop to snorkel in Baker’s Bay along the way. We’ll see. So, this looks like a good day to get “stuff” done like ...
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