A nice weather window allowed us to leave North Bimini for Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands. It is a two day trip, so you first head for Mackie Shoal, drop anchor, then the next morning sail to Great Harbour Cay.
The day started with goodbyes to new friends made in Bimini. Once we reached the entrance channel, a surprise awaited us. Check out this cool tall ship that we passed as Mahi headed north.
Once we reached our waypoint at North Rock, we headed towards Mackie Shoal. You head off the lane about a mile, then throw out the hook to anchor. We were rewarded with a lovely sunset to eat dinner by.
The winds kicked up in the evening, so it made for a very bouncy night. Think rocking horse on steroids. Our snubber failed in the morning just as Joe was about to remove it. Apparently, the chafe protection rocked its way off the stress point, hence the failure. Luckily, we have lots of line to use as extra snubbers.
Ethan has been a real trooper on all our travels. So far, he has not been seasick at all. So glad of this, the flip side could have been real nasty.
We arrived in the late afternoon to Great Harbour Cay. It has an interesting entrance which looks like someone dynamited an opening for the marina. Looking forward to hearing the history of this beautiful island.
We were exhausted by the time we docked. Have such wonderful, welcoming neighbors in this marina, and a bonus- another boat with a 4 year old on board! A quick dinner at the marina restaurant- Joe ate conch salad and I had fried conch and fries to share with Ethan. Shhh… we tell him they are chicken fingers since he is a picky eater.
I leave you with this sunset shot of the marina from our boat, and a picture of our boat at dock: