31 Dec 2016

Early hours of New Year's Eve at sea off the coast of Mayaguana

I'm making the most of having an internet signal as we sail off the coast of the southernmost Bahamian island of Mayaguana en-route to the Turks and Caicos.  It's my watch as Paul catches some sleep and very windy but we're well reefed down and in a couple of hours will be turning south and putting the wind behind us which will make for a more pleasant sail.  And within 8 hours we will be in the marina relaxing by the infinity pool of the associated 5 star resort .... a cocktail or two beckons!

It's been a passage of three parts: The first 12 hours motoring with next to no wind, the final 12 hours with high winds and the 20 hours in the middle very pleasant.  At the moment I am staring up at the most amazing canopy of stars .... no light pollution here!  It's really warm too as we're now back in the tropics, not that the Bahamas was remotely cold. We're looking forward to seeing something of the Turks and Caicos as we have never stopped before .... photos to come.  Time to check the chart plotter again now ....