Day 4 - Bahamas Cruising (North Cat Cay)
A day for inside and below decks! Dark rain clouds amassed early on the horizon, the wind strengthened and veered more west of south - putting as a little exposed on our anchorage. But first a search for Aunt Jemma's pancakes - no-where to be found! Only a slight miss on the reat gprovisioning list - omelets for breakfast instead! Whose complaining!
In between the heavy rain showers we decided to set the spare anchor (Danforth) - a good time to christen it before the afternoon forecast thunderstorms arrived. Out in the dinghy, drop the anchor off the port bow and back to the boat. Pulling in slack until the blades bit into the grass and sand bottom - only about half the rode (rope) out for the anchor to hold - a good learning curve. Force 4 winds in the afternoon, a heavy swell and rain - no thunder or lightening thankfully!
Then, as the sun began its descent toward the horizon, the wind dropped, the rain clouds cleared and an evening sunset was upon us. Perfect for dinner out on deck and a prelude into a more peaceful night with less swell....
Phil and Di