ANCHORED AT ATWOOD HARBOR BETWEEN ACKLINS ISLAND AND LADY SLIPPER CAY
SUNRISE AT RUM CAY: 6: 43 AM
SUNSET AT ATWOOD HARBOR: 5:28 PM
Today was a planned long day so we were untied and spinning around in the little harbor to make our exit by 6:45. Luckily we had our path on the chart plotter to follow out the narrow path with its coral head border.
|THE SOON TO BE DRAMATICALLY ALTERED RUM CAY|
The moon is still almost full and we were spectators for its 8:00 AM setting. Wow!
|THE MOON CALLING IT A DAY|
By 8:30 we had crossed the Tropic of Cancer at 23*30’ N, as far north as the sun travels above the equator during the northern hemisphere’s summer. Quest is now out of the Sub-tropics and fully committed to the Tropics and exposed to the full force of the mighty Atlantic Ocean.
We were really out there by ourselves today. We did cross paths with this mammoth car hauler and caught sight of a distant freighter making tracks north. We assumed they both had passed through the Panama Canal as the path seemed to be about right.
|TOTING AUTOS ACROSS THE SEA|
Our path was a direct route from Rum Cay to Atwood Harbor that nestles between Acklins Island and Lady Slipper Cay. We knew we were getting closer when we caught sight of the tip of Crooked Island. We shared our night’s anchorage with a lovely yellow fishing yacht and its matching yellow tender. Tomorrow’s predicted blow will keep us here then we hope to head for Mayaguana for a night before making Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos.
|RACING TO THE ANCHORAGE|