We've been off the grid for a bit as we made lots of miles from the Turks and Caicos to the central Bahamas. But after a couple weeks of making tracks we arrived in Georgetown today.
A new challenge for us is dealing with variable weather…in the Caribbean the wind was almost always east. However, here, we have to deal with the cold fronts marching off the USA coastline, which makes the wind shift all over the place. So we have to pay close attention to the forecast and make sure we get ourselves someplace safe for any violent wind that comes through.
That brought us to Rum Cay for a few days as we waited for a cold front to work it's way through. There, we met the crews of Snow Goose and Plume, each heading south. We traded stories and charts as we passed like ships in the night. Except it was during the day.
We also visited Conception Island, Mayaguana, and Long Island on our way to Georgetown, where we are today. Today is a quick reprovision and water unload, and we'll set sail again tomorrow for the north. Although we don't need a ton of groceries because we hauled in a huge Mahi Mahi yesterday…it will feed us for three days!
Only a few more weeks and we hope to be in Florida, so we have to soak up the sun and surf while we can!