Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
Posted by Bill
We left Green Turtle on the 18th, planning to work our way west, enjoy some of the remote cays along the way, and work our way back to the States. We stopped at Manjack Cay, hoping for some good snorkeling, but the winds and waves were out of the SW and made the anchorage very uncomfortable, so we motored across the Sea of Abaco to the eastern shore of Great Abaco, protected from the winds. We anchored for the night and all 3 boats had dinner together. It was really good and lots of fun. The next day the winds were supposed to lie down and shift, so we motored about 9 miles up to Powell Cay, another great snorkeling and fishing spot. Once again, winds higher than forecast and out of the SW, so we motor across the Sea of Abaco to Coopers Town, in the protection of the eastern shore, and anchor for the night. The big plan is to get to West End on the far western side of the Bahamas to cross over to the States, with Thursday looking like a great weather window. It will take a couple of days, and we have scoped out where we can anchor based on the wind forecast, but we can do it…not! The weather window slams shut, and the winds are nothing like the forecast is stating. After much analysis and deliberation, we throw up the white weather flag and motor a couple of hours back to Green Turtle. The weather is going to be snotty at least until Sunday, and we can ride it out comfortably there. Winds are predominately from the E or SE this time of year, and it has been, or will be blowing S, SW or W for most of the week…go figure.
One good thing is that we have shore power and decent internet access here, and I am getting the blog up to date. I might even be able to get the Map of Where We Have Been updated! The other good thing is that they have a pool and cheap rum drinks! Hopefully we will find a weather window to come back in the next week or so.