Wednesday, February 13, 2013

West Palm to Great Harbour Cay

We departed the anchorage at West Palm Beach at 7 am and headed south close to shore due to strong current. By 13:00 we were off of Pompano Beach, made a 90 to port, and headed towards The Hen & Chicken Rocks. We let the current push us just north of the bank. We made 6.5 kts most of the way burning 2 gpm at 1600 so we lost about 0.5 kts to the Gulf Stream, otherwise we would have ended up in Freeport. Conditions were acceptable, mostly 2-3' with occasional 3-4' in 15-20 kts from 165-180. The ride was fine just a bit "splashy". We ran through the night in the NW Providence Channel and tied up in Great Harbour by 8:15 am. It was pretty easy. We cleared customs. No issues there. We asked for and got 120 days. Nassau next then a short side trip (by air) to Miami to visit friends. Ken went home and froze his butt off for a few days, Sylvianne returned to Nassau. We should be departing Nassau for the northern Exumas on Feb. 24th.
The marina at Great Harbour Cay where we cleared customs. 

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