TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 38 NM
ANCHORED AT HIGHBOURNE CAY IN THE EXUMAS
SUNRISE IN NASSAU: 6:50 AM
SUNSET IN NASSAU: 5:24 PM
WINDY AND IN THE 80’S
Well, we’re off to the Exumas, finally! Steven and Andrew made our exit from the busy and constantly surging Nassau Harbour a snap. Whew, what a zoo! We did, however, enjoy our time there and still have much left to explore so Nassau is no longer totally off my list.
It was windy and a bit rough out there today but nothing too bad. Today’s extremely low tide over the Yellow Bank proved to hold no problems and by 1:00 we were “anchor down” and set for the night.
Although Highbourne Cay has a beautiful marina, the anchorage seemed like a magnet for the huge yachts. Before the night was over there were 5 big yachts anchored around Quest that ranged in size from about 90’ to 150’ in length and only 3 of the expected sailboats.
Steven and Andrew made quick work of donning the snorkel equipment and setting off to explore. Even though the waters were not quite in the 80’s that I prefer (yes, weenie Judy), even I enjoyed a bit of snorkeling.
|ANDREW AND STEVEN OFF TO EXPLORE|
We did explore around in the tender but the waters were so rough it was not quite as enjoyable as it could have been. The sparsely populated marina looked beautiful and we may have to make it a stop on our journey home later in the year. It offers lots of protection from the winds and surge and appears to be quite upscale.