The winds have shifted and it looks like a good weather window to get through The Whale! This can be treacherous at times (everyone calls it a “Rage”). We have seen the Atlantic seas kick up if there is any type of wind out of the North, when we have been exploring the Atlantic side beaches along the way. However, when the winds shift from the South, it is calm. And, it seems to be happening about once a week.
We only had a 3-4 foot swell, no white caps or chop, so pretty uneventful, and it was a beautiful day. It was good to get back out on the boat again. After staying in a harbor or one place, for an extended amount of time, we start to get anxious to get moving and see what else is out there for us to experience. Also, we found that we enjoy going out WAAYY too much and the cruising “kitty” has taken a “hit”.
We anchored off of Archers Cay, off of Great Abaco Island, did some dinghy riding and beachcombing. Looks like interesting kayaking too.
However, the beaches were very littered and the rocks covered in something, I do not want to venture too far into guessing what it is, since we are so close to inhabited islands…
The water was so calm and clear, we saw a couple of tiny sharks, some rays, and barracuda, and of course, our anchor that was not set very well.
Good thing we had no wind. Then, the No See Ums (biting nats) showed up. They even attacked us in the morning, so it was time to go!