Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 28, 2016 Big Farmer's Cay to Black Point, Exumas

I had to say good-bye one more time, so I took the dingy over to their boat once I knew Cheryl was awake.  We had time for another game of cribbage while we enjoyed our coffee and tea.  (I skunked her again!)  We said our good-byes and promised to stay in touch. 

Today we sailed to Black Point Settlement on Great Guana Cay.  It was another nice day for sailing.  It was only about 20 nm, but we wanted to check it out.  We have heard good things about this anchorage.  It is just south of Staniel Cay, which is crowded with boats out of Nassau.  The bay was beautiful.  The water looked like a swimming pool.  We had heard there could be 70-100 boats anchored here all at once.  So we were pleasantly surprised to see only 5 boats here.  I think many boaters head north by now. 

Farmer's Cay Cut from the islands to the Sound (open water)  This is a picture of "confused water"  between the islands, the sea was flat, but then there were rough waves where the waves coming in and the tide going out meet.  Then there are ocean waves on the sound.  It wasn't very windy today, but these waves can get very tall and rough to pass through.

We anchored and relaxed and watched the sun set with no land to the west for many miles.  I actually saw a green flash as the sun set.  It went straight up about the size of what the sun had been, not across the horizon.  I think it had something to do with staring at the sun for so long and damaging my eyes. 

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