No Name Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

Feb 6 -7, 2015

It took us an hour to get there by motor from Green Turtle and we had a small squall pass over us. This island is inhabited by PIGS! Cute little guys that do not swim out to you like down in the Exumas, but cute is an understatement.

Beach Landing
Beach Landing
Here fuzzy little piggy
Here fuzzy little piggy
Dos Mas piggy, piggies
Dos Mas piggy, piggies

Great shelling beaches and an interior lagoon we are excited to kayak around. The first day we anchored in about 10-13 feet of water, ran the generator, ran the watermaker, and did a couple loads of laundry, and finished a really cool interior boat project – Blue LED night lights for the steps down into the Stbd hull.

First Water!
First Water!
Blue Light Special!
Blue Light Special!

We did a couple of beach landings, picked up some cool shells, and met the piglets.

Inside Beach Photo, No Name
Inside Beach Photo, No Name

We had enough power generating to watch a movie on the 32 inch TV in the salon at night. We are styling! A red monohull showed up, and it was funny to watch a charter catamaran “beach” itself for about a half an hour while everyone offloaded, ran around the beach, and then headed back off. We are turning into THOSE boat people that spy on people through the binoculars!

Atlantic Beach in a Rage
Atlantic Beach in a Rage
Mark is a happy dinghy captain with the new outboard
Mark is a happy dinghy captain with the new outboard
View out or escape hatch
View out or escape hatch

We made enough water to fill the 100 gallon tank and decided to do a couple more loads of laundry. Our mini combo washing machine/dryer, takes a towel and a pair of jeans for a load, so the loads are very SMALL compared to normal machines. Each load uses about 10 gallons of water and runs for about 2-3 hours on the generator. So, we are back to being the noisy generator running boat. Our new NEXGEN generator is working GREAT!

Mangrove Kayaking
Mangrove Kayaking
Big Bird!
Big Bird!
More Mangrove
More Mangrove

Mark is working on hooking up the SSB radio and trying to find out why we lost our cockpit speakers.

SSB and Speaker Issues
SSB and Speaker Issues

It seems that when the boat battery bank went through a very low voltage period in November, that it fried some of the speaker wires. We did round #2 of replacing the six 6v battery bank in December. Also, while tracing wires, we found some of Lagoon’s Genius Wiring Runs, where the wires are sandwiched or embedded in the fiberglass of the hull. That just is unbelievable to us that a boat manufacturer would do such a thing. Mark was able to revive the blog computer and save/transfer all of our photos! So, the next time we get wifi, we should actually have blog posts and pics!

What we look like on the chartplotter when anchored
What we look like on the chartplotter when anchored
Current paper backups we are using
Current paper backups we are using

A new weather system is coming through in a couple of days where we will need to hide from some SE-S-SW-W winds. We are thinking about heading over to the main land (Great Abaco) and check out Treasure Cay. We have been told there are more hardware stores over there and we should be able to “boost” some internet with our WIRIE wifi booster!

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