Southern Bahamas

4 February 2019   Abraham’s Bay, Mayaguana, Bahamas
After breakfast, we went ashore to clear in.  There’s an old concrete dock with a 5 metre wide channel, which thankfully is deep enough for a dinghy at any state of tide – leave the pole markers to starboard. We found the customs building underneath the telecom tower.  

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Onto The Bahamas

28 January 2019   La Parguera to Boqueron, Puerto Rico
Weather looks good to go to the Bahamas on Thursday 31st.  It’s a passage of 450 miles to Mayaguana, so if we leave on Thursday, we should get there on Sunday late afternoon or possibly Monday morning.  There’s a cold front stalled over the Bahamas, which stretches down to Mayaguana, but it’s expected to dissipate on Saturday 2nd.  After the front clears, there should be a week until the next front comes down off the East Coast of the USA.

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Puerto Rico

21 January 2019   Isla Caja de Muertos, Puerto Rico
We rolled a fair bit over night, so we were sleeping in the recover position and had a restless night.  After breakfast, we went for a stroll on the island.    Isla Caja de Muertos is the number one tourist attraction in this area, so there’s an excellent gravel path leading up to an abandoned lighthouse.  

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On To Culebra

14 January 2019   White Bay to Jost Van Dyke, BVI
We love the anchorage at White Bay, but it’s time to move on – we only have six weeks to get to Georgetown in the Bahamas, which is 800 miles away.  Our son, Craig is meeting us there and before he arrives, we want to spend a few weeks cruising Puerto Rico and the southern Bahamas.

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British Virgin Islands

7 January 2019   Mountain Point to Benures Bay, BVI
After breakfast, we sailed down to the Baths, which is a section of coast line where hundreds of giant boulders are packed together, creating passageways and caves.  We had a look at anchoring in Spring Bay, but the sea bed looked to be all rock and rubble, so we picked up a Marine Park mooring.  The Baths is a “must-see” in all the cruising guides, so there were about 50 boats hanging on moorings and scores of dinghies full of expectant tourists flocking ashore.

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