Treasure Cay -Manjack Cay, North, Abacos, Bahamas

Feb 8-9

We motored to Treasure Cay, anchored, and proceeded to pull anchor and motor/sail to Manjack Cay within the hour. Treasure Cay was a-rocking, even though the winds had changed, the Atlantic swell hadn’t calmed down. We used an anchor snubber, along with the bridle, for the first time due to the chain being jerked from the 4 ft rollers. Figuring out how to add 3 feet of “slack” for the snubber into a very tight anchor chain takes some ingenuity. We will have to devise a much better process than the first try.

Beautiful Beach at Treasure Cay that we never went to
Beautiful Beach at Treasure Cay that we never went to

Seems we weren’t the only ones heading to Manjack, which has previously been called Nunjack Cay.  Two of the three anchorages had 6+ boats in each. The one we chose was a bit out of the way, but more protected from the southerly winds.

North Manjack Cay Anchorage
North Manjack Cay Anchorage

We had one boat there when we pulled in, and another one in a few hours. They both left the next day. We were good and did not do anything obnoxious, that we know of. It seems that this cove is quite the touristy place to go. There is a constant flow of guided day boaters doing snorkeling and beach lunches. We tendered over to one of the busy coves to do some beachcombing and found a well marked, but not so well maintained trail/road in some areas, that lead to the Atlantic beach, and a few houses.

Beach landing at Manjack N
Beach landing at Manjack N
Hike through woods on Manjack N
Hike through woods on Manjack N
Hiking
Hiking

We were looking for Ka Lani’s turquoise house, Phil and Lynda. We met them at Abacos Yacht Services. No luck. They probably are in the south end of the island development (3-4 houses?) We found a mint green house and a yellow house, but no turquoise. It was good to get some exercise in.

Manjack North Atlantic Beach
Manjack North Atlantic Beach

Day 2 – We checked off a couple more boat projects. Angie replaced a deckplate fitting and cover that disintegrated. It crumbled to pieces which is very odd, since it was relatively protected from the elements, under the helm chair station. Oh, and she sewed up the trampoline where Mark fell through.

New Deck Plate
New Deck Plate
New Hole in the Trampoline
New Hole in the Trampoline

Also, Angie is on the third try at removing the caulking, and recaulking the port sugar scoop. It has leaked from day one. Mark worked on trying to seal up our diver below float that never was glued from the factory and installed the Beta Marine stickers on our boom.  We are an offical Beta Marine Dealer now!

Float Fix
Float Fix
Uno Mas - Beta Marine Dealer!!
Uno Mas – Beta Marine Dealer!!

Mark took a few hours to snorkel around and see what everybody was so interested in the day before. He had on the 1.5 mm skin, the shorty, hood, and gloves. It was hot going on and comfortable for a few hours, but pretty cold when getting back out.

Gearing up to go fishing and lobstering
Gearing up to go fishing and lobstering

He picked up some conch, and shot at some fish with the Hawaiian sling. But, we had thai turkey lettuce wraps for a late lunch/dinner. The conch went in the freezer.

Mark fishing at sunset
Mark fishing at sunset

Mark found some good spots for Angie to snorkel tomorrow. Mark will try to pole fish these spots off the tender, after Angie finishes snorkeling. Winds should change direction tomorrow, which will make this anchorage uncomfortable. So, we will be off to another anchorage between Manjack and Crab Cay tomorrow afternoon. It looks like storms tonight and tomorrow – two cold fronts are moving through the area over the next day and a half.

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