Friday, February 17, 2017

February 15, 2017 Sail to Long Island

We left this morning about 8:30 for the “Far Islands”.  Beyond Georgetown, the islands are sparsely populated.  And there aren’t many marinas or provisions.  So not many cruisers visit those islands unless they are on their way further down the Caribbean.  But we are looking for the remoteness and are pretty self sufficient. 

Today we sailed to Long Island.  It takes almost an hour just to get out of Elizabeth Harbor.  New boats were arriving everyday and the count is up to about 300 now.  Time for us to leave!!

long days at sea call for dancing

crazy how deep the water is between islands. the green anchors are areas where people have anchored and made comments. blue symbol is a channel marker
 We wanted to be close to the north west end of the island to position ourselves for the next day.  We knew we would be exposed to surge, but we had surge and wind.  The boat was really rocking, so we didn’t feel like cooking or doing anything inside the boat.  We decided to have a bowl of cereal and go to bed after sunset, about 6:30 pm.  Neither one of us slept very well.  We put extra pillows along side our bed so we would only roll in one direction instead of back and forth. 

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