Position 25:10.64N 078:01.64W
Date 1830 Friday 23 March 2012
It has been great to be away again lying at anchor and without crowds
of boats around. The island of North Andros is certainly not on the main tourist
track; we are endeavouring to leave the fleshpots of Nassau
Morgan’s Bluff has of course Captain Morgan’s Cave but any
treasure is long gone or well buried
Up until December there was a regular daily traffic of the large water
tankers Titan and Goliath from Nassau
into the quay in the outer part of the harbour taking millions of gallons every
day and supplied from the natural aquifers on the island. The introduction of
a desalination plant in Nassau
has stopped the traffic.
The quay remains unused
and unloved with only the statutory sunken ships for company.
The small harbour here seen behind the aft part of Caduceus takes some
fair sized ships.
The skill of the
masters’ in manoeuvring their ships in confined spaces is most
You do not get entertainment like this in the bar of the Fleece in
Coggeshall, but there again it has walls for when it rains. The red ship has
just come off the dock and is manoeuvring back to almost touch the stern of the
green ship before turning on its stern to point down the narrow channel out of
Some walking and a cycle ride have kept us entertained as has two
evenings being introduced to Rummikub by Richard and Penny from the cat
Tonight, all things being equal we intend to sail down the deep water
Tongue of the Ocean in order to cross the very shallow banks to the Exumas
during good daylight.