Day 4 - Florida - Bahamas
Spent the morning tracing a problem with the head (marine toliet) not flushing - fully dismantled - a broken drive belt - oh dear.... Well, Di did want to clean the toilet sometime!! A ride to a local auto parts store (open on Sunday) to see if they could help. A possible temporary solution by gluing the broken belt to an o-ring with a rubber adhesive. Leaving time for the glue to set we slipped lines at 15:00 to catch the high tide and leave for Nassau. A perfect afternoon northerly 10-15 knot wind set us on a good course for Nassau - 120nm away. Evening came and so did the sundowners followed by cooked dinner on the way. We kept a broad reach throughout the route even as the wind veered easterly - paying attention to all the cruise liners, tankers, cargo vessels and ferries cutting the corner on Berry Island en-route to. from Bahamas or the U.S. - a busy night to keep us awake on watch!
Phil and Dit