See the black spot (right side) that's approx where we anchored.
As we were coming into our anchorage, big sea rays were all around us. Once we were anchored, Wayne put the dingy in and we went exploring. See pictures…
Feb 24. We were up at 7:30am listening to the weather for tonight. A cold front is coming through. Think we are staying were we are for now. Wayne moved the boat over to deeper water and re-anchored for tonight’s winds. Around lunch time we dinghied over to the beach and walked towards McDuff’s Bar and Grill Resort. You follow this old worn out road, then stop to check if any airplanes are coming in for a landing, then cross the runway to McDuff’s. We stayed for a drink. I had my camera, but, had taken the sd card out to download pictures and forgot to put it back in. OOPS! We had to get back, because it looked like it was going to pour. About a hour later a thunder storm came close. It poured so hard you couldn't’t see land across the anchorage. We decided to stay home for dinner. I have leftover lasagna and salad.
Feb 25. It was a windy night with heavy rainfalls a few times. The winds were 25knots to 30 gusts. I was up till 12:30am reading and going up topside to check to see if we were dragging and watching the other boats that were anchored here. Wayne was sleeping and had the anchor alarm on also. When I finally went to bed, Wayne put on rain gear and went topside to watch till daylight. I think I had 2 hours sleep. The boat was rocking hard side to side. Rain finally stopped by 7am.
Listen to the weather at 7:30am and other boaters talking around at different anchorages. Later on Wayne took Sailor over to shore. Before he left me, he put a second anchor out. The wind has not calmed down at all. Kept his handheld VHF on when he went to shore each time he took Sailor
We cancelled dinner last night, because of the weather. No one was leaving their boat again tonight. Kathy cooked tonight and said come over and have take out. Said she had to cook it anyway from last night. So, Wayne picked it up and then took Sailor for his last walkie. Jeez, didn’t know I could get take out!!! Kathy made steak and gravy, roasted potatoes, and zucchini. It was YUMMY!!!!! Thank You!!!
Wayne is sleeping topside again till the winds die down. Winds are still 20knots. Drag alarms are on. “They say” the winds are dying down tonight. Time will tell.
Feb26. We left Norman's Cay at 9:15am this morning. Calm motor sailing to Warderick Wells in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. 24* 24N, 076* 38W. Right now we are on a mooring ball neat Emerald Rock area.The water is so calm you see the bottom and you feel like your in a big swimming pool. It is beautiful here. We will be staying a few days, a new cold front is coming through and we need to wait it out. Wayne is volunteering to work on the island for 4 hours tomorrow. We are trying to get a mooring ball inside on the North side, it's more protected. We are on a waiting least. When we got here we took a dinghy ride to the office. On the beach they have a sperm whale skeleton. Washed up on the beach in July 1995 and was 52 feet long. I cooked tonight. Spaghetti with shrimp, salad and coffee.
Emerald Rock between our boats
Looking out from our boat
Looking back at Emerald Rock, see the while spot in left corner, that's us
Exuma Park Office
dinghy dock at the park
Birds eat right out of your hands.