Green Turtle –The Whale Passage-Archers Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

Feb 25

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.

Calm Atlantic Seas
Calm Atlantic Seas

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.

Little Coconut Palm Tree
Little Coconut Palm Tree
Bulldozer overturned in the water
Bulldozer overturned in the water
Archers Beach
Archers Beach
Beachcombing - A LOT of litter
Beachcombing – A LOT of litter

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.

Bad Anchoring Job, Angie
Bad Anchoring Job, Angie

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!

Mean Kitty Ready to go- Sitting on our dinghy "Go Bag"
Mean Kitty Ready to go- Sitting on our dinghy “Go Bag”

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