Cay Hopping to Georgetown


Alan hunting a big grouper
Alan hunting a big grouper

We left Staniel Cay with the intention to get to Georgetown pretty quickly, but in short hops. We pulled into a different anchorage each night, and left early in the mornings.

First we stopped at Little Farmers Cay. Our timing was off for the tides, so it was a really sporty ride getting through the cut, but we made it without incident. This is the first place we’ve been where our Navionics charts have been WAY off. They showed 1-3 feet of water in a large area where we found nothing less than eight feet. Fortunately, by now we felt pretty confident in our ability to read the water, so we proceeded with caution, and were fine. Our ancient Explorer Charts showed more depth, and were ultimately more accurate, and that also gave us confidence. We had a nice evening there visiting with the crew of s/v Monarch, who pulled in right after us from the other side. We took off as soon as we had decent light in the morning. Leaving, we also sailed right over water marked on the chart as 3.5 – 4 feet, but had plenty of depth: 8 feet or more again. We re-entered the Atlantic side of the water through Galliot Cay Cut, and were stunned at the beauty of that area. We hated to pass it by, and I’m sure we’ll return someday. Read more

Finally! Marathon, Florida to Bimini Bahamas

Al and Cheri in the Bahamas
All smiles – Because we’re finally in the Bahamas!

After five months of repairs in Marathon, FL, Consort was ready to go! We have a new mast and rigging, and have made several additional improvements during our enforced downtime. Woohoo! Alan and I were more than ready to get out of town, and we had a decent weather window. See ya, Marathon! We were excited and making last minute preparations to leave the next day, when I heard it… Read more