Monday, March 30, 2009
Amazon Adventure # 14. An Exciting sail to Little Harbour.
Goodbye Marsh Harbour. Actually got to like the place and knowing where things could be found.
Off with a light NE breeze under main and genoa. Big yachts started to get passed! We made a long run wing on wing toward Little Harbour with a light following breeze right across the shallow banks - sand rushing by right under the hulls.
I found a new place to steer from perched right aft on the netting beam which gives a great view of the boat and sails. We decided to start the engine and speed thing up as it was getting late.
We could see VERY large breakers on the reef and barrier islands. Beautiful in the evening sunlight.
We slipped into the small crowded harbour, ran up on a sandbar, backed off and are now anchored near the beach in a sheltered spot. A nice supper of hamburger patties and hash browns with tapioca for duff. All accompanied by Mozart. Looking forward to a explore tomorrow. I spent some time tonight looking at charts for the next stage to Eleuthera. Bill.