One couple, one boat, one plan: to travel from Portland Oregon, through the Panama Canal, around the Yucatan, and through the Great Loop of the United States. With little experience, a commercial grade life raft and more than enough fuel to make it to scene of the crash they begin their journey. What's to come next no one knows but if we stay tuned we'll be sure to find out...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
BETWEEN THE PORTERS AND THE HANSONS
2/14/2013 to 2/19/2013
With the Porters departure we were ready to
head out, fish along the way and snag a mooring ball at Cambridge. Things don’t always turn out as planned. Not a fish did we see and the mooring field
was filled to the brim. Since we were
planning on heading for Compass Cay to hide from the “big blow” over the
weekend, we found ourselves dropping anchor off Compass Cay’s Anna’s
Beach. Silly us, somehow we didn't take
to heart the SURGEdemarcation on the
chart. Around 4 AM we found ourselves slowly
but surely drifting towards the shore.
It was all hands on deck as Dan pulled up the anchor and reset it with
considerable more chain out. It appears
that the Quest spun completely around and the chain itself, wrapping around the
anchor in the sweep, dislodged the anchor.
With no more tidal changes before morning, we finished our night’s sleep
The morning radio chatter was buzzing as
boats sought a safe harbor for the pending blow. We slipped around the corner into Compass Cay
Marina as they quickly filled up. As
usual, Preston greeted us with his charming smile and his “Welcome Home”.
SOME OF OUR SUNSETS WERE NON-EVENTFUL WHILE OTHERS WERE SPECTACULAR
COMPASS CAY MARINA
And the wind did come, billowing and
blustering. The temperature even dropped
to a high of around 62 by Sunday evening.
We had to dig out the long pants and sweatshirts!!!! By Monday the temperatures were again
becoming pleasant and the wind beginning to die down. Boat by boat the marina began to empty out as
folks became more comfortable with the idea of venturing out. A couple more boats pulled out Tuesday
morning and things to get back to normal. We opted to spend another night here and fetch
the Hansons from Staniel Cay in the tender.