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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Green Turtle Cay - White Sound

Late last night our anchorage turned uncomfortable when the winds clocked around to E and then SE. A lee shore makes for very little sleep in the night. At first light, we pulled up anchor and headed to Green Turtle Cay. We started to anchor on the outside of Green Turtle Cay, but the holding ground is quite poor and even our Manson dragged easily. Myron was able to reach Barry over in Man O War via the VHF and get local knowledge about the entrance to White Sound. So we proceeded into that protected area to anchor and prepare the dinghy for Myron's ride to the Custom's office. We followed the instructions in the guide, I stayed on the boat and Myron went to Custom's alone. Alas, this was not what Custom's wanted however and Myron had to make two 2.5 mile trips in this wind, a wet and wild ride, one without me and the second one with me.
On our trip together, we walked around a little, found some homemade ice cream and paid a bundle for it. It was a nice treat to enjoy while we sat on a dock of the bay and watched the comings and goings. The people here are incredibly friendly, locals and cruisers.
Apparently weather conditions are right for 'rage' at the cuts, which means we are here for a short duration. 'Rage on the bar' is the local term for steep, confused overfalling seas due to contrary winds and strong tidal currents between islands. Now that we are checked in, we can explore the island and fish wherever. However, at this point the only agenda item we have is to take a nap!
Love to all,

Posted via Ham Radio.
{GMST}26|46.772|N|077|20.158|W|Anchored|Green Turtle Cay{GEND}

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