Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Wed 11 Feb 2015 00:28
After yesterday evening’s tranquil weather during our arrival here in Mayaguana we woke up several times during the night to the sound of the wind increasing and the sea building on the reef. By dawn Moonstone was snatching back on her anchor as the wind reached 40 knots. We watched a Swiss yacht making a run for open water but it disappeared into a tremendous rainstorm and we can only presume it got away safely as we didn’t see it again.
We’ve spent the day reading and anxiously checking that the anchor wasn’t dragging and just hoping this bad weather won’t last too long. An American yacht arrived mid afternoon having had a battering on the way up from the Turks and Caicos, we had a short chat on the VHF and said we’d look out for each other.
Tonight the wind has eased a little but the gusts are still over 30 knots and we are still crashing around in the sea. Thankfully the forecast is a bit better for tomorrow so we might be able to sail across the last two miles of the reef to the island’s small capital and only town.