Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crossing to Abaco

This fine weather is forecasted to change with a cold front coming, serious sounding T’storms and squalls on Friday. We leave Governor’s Harbour in Eleuthera at 3:15 am Thursday.  The wind which was forecast to blow 12-15 kts from the SW is already blowing 15+. By the time we get to Current Cut it is blowing 20+ with 2-3’ following seas which is not too bad, Sylken Sea likes a following sea. Another surprise are a line of squalls off of Florida heading our way.  We keep an eye on them with the XM and thankfully, before 11 am, they are breaking up as we round the point off of Egg & Royal Islands leaving Eleuthera behind.  The wind continues to increase to 20-25 kts, and the seas are building. We're glad they're mostly on the stern.  With 4-6’ seas we run 1600 rpm. Everything is secured so north we go to Abaco.  Usually, we would not make a run like that with guests on board but Ken & Carol take it all in stride.  No problems “mon”, they've already got their sea legs.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tarpum Bay

We leave Rock Sound and stop in Tarpum Bay for a walk about and lunch.  'Barbies' is a true Bahamian experience with local fish fried or "steamed", roast chicken, peas & rice and my new favorite, pumpkin & rice!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rock Sound

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We anchor in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, right off of the dinghy dock at Pascal’s Restaurant & Bar.  After a stop at the grocery store we enjoy the view, cracked conch and conch salad.  All of it very tender and delicious! Of course we had to wash it all down with Kaliks and Sands. Cheers Ken and Carol!


Crossing to Eleuthera with Ken and Carol on board. We've got the lines out and nothing is happening, that is until the captain goes to use the head. By the time I return Ken M. declares “out of line!’ then, snap!  We just got spooled, a large tuna we think.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Shroud Cay, Exumas Land & Sea Park

With Ken & Carol on board we travel north to Shroud Cay and Hawksbill Cay.  Mike & Barb on Goosebumps told us about this spot.  Check it out. Carol’s photo says it all!IMG_0230-1