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Monday, January 21, 2013

Long Cay

It was very rolly in our anchorage. Maryann said that 'Straight From the Heart' was rolling regularly 20 degrees and sometimes 25. Simply put, it was uncomfortable. Somehow both Myron and I managed to get in about 7 hours of sleep. It goes to show the helpfulness of exhaustion.

As we rounded the point this morning, it looked like it might be another tough day. The seas were steep and from multiple directions. We pressed on though, motivated by the thought of a smooth anchorage. Praise God, the seas laid down and it ended up being a spectacularly beautiful day. Unfortunately, even though we fished all day, we did not catch anything. We did see our first blue footed boobies. I have not seen those since the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. We also saw several frigate birds. We hope fishing improves and will have to find some other source of food while we are in the Bight of Acklins.

We dropped anchor after 2 pm and are trying to get weather and figure out what we will do tomorrow. Our computer phone connection quit working, so everything will be by HAM until we sort that out.

I think one word describes this place: remote. This bay is HUGE and wide open. There are many shallows which limits our travel but also tames the fetch. First priority is meal, shower and rest. We will figure out the rest later.

Love to all,

Posted via Ham Radio.

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