Sunday, March 6, 2016

4 more days to play

Weather rules.  We have been in the Bahamas now for about 3 months, but sadly our time here is coming to an end.  Part of the travels of K2F is also to explore the American Great Loop, a continuous water way around the eastern portion of the US.  Time to head back to the States to visit friends and generally start to head north up the East coast. 

 But did I say weather?  Yes!!  Peggy does a wonderful job of checking the weather when we have wifi or cell phone connectivity.  We left Emerald Rock in Warderick Wells to go to Highborne Cay where they have a BTC tower so we could do weather and perhaps email.  The tower was working this time, and after several hours messing around with the iPad, we finally got it working well enough to connect to the tower.  To make a long story short, the winds were forecast to pick up to 20 or 25 knots, and clock around from the North to NE, the East, etc., making for what might be bumpy ride across the Exuma Sound and eventually across the Gulf Stream.  I think K2F could handle it, but not sure about the two of us.  Winds wouldn’t let up for 4 days, so we had 4 more days to spend in the Bahamas.  Poor Bob and Peggy.  

In our hurry to get set up for the crossing, we overlooked some of the other Cays that we had heard good things about but not stopped at due to lack of time, but now with 4 more days, time to explore!  Hawksbill Cay here we come.  This is about 2.5 hours south of Highborne Cay, a small island a fraction of the size of Highborne, beautiful beaches, and not private as Highborne is.  A quick dingy ride ashore let us explore a high mountain about 100 feet tall with sweeping vistas of the island itself and off into the distance of other islands.  The sun was playing on the water, bringing  out the most vivid assortment of blues we have yet seen.  In the meantime, the winds were picking up making the short hop back out to K2F a wet dinghy ride.