Fort Worth, Florida to Lucaya, Grand Bahama
After a very restful night we headed out from Florida to the Bahamas. The
weather looked good, the sun was shining and we had a little wind from the
north. With a text book approach to the Gulf Stream crossing we headed
south-east for the first third of the trip and then slightly north east for
the second third - all was looking good to an efficient crossing. We decided
to head to Lucaya, rather than West-end, which is the first Bahamian port.
Mike and Willy went to have a nap and Frauke and I were in charge - after
about an hour, bad weather set in. We got rain, and wind and then the sea
got nice an angry too. Not very comfortable at all. Bottles of whiskey and
gin started flying around and we really had to batten down the hatches.
Sadly Mike and Willy had a short sleep as the gals had to take care of the
bottles and spices flying around. I really felt sorry for Frauke, as we had
promised her this idyllic holiday, and here we were fighting bad weather.
Of course Indigo performed beautifully and with those new props and some
diesel, Mike got us into Lucaya before sunset ...just!
We decided to go on a marina for a few days to catch our breath and to check
Lucaya is a real tourist trap, but quite interesting for a day or so. There
is a big market with lots of restaurants and curio shops. we met a
delightful lady who was selling the funniest re-cycled cardboard hats for
cancer charity. I will post some photographs as soon as we have a decent
Our next stop is the Berry Islands - as string of islands about 60nm south
of Grand Bahama where we expect to see more of the beautiful deserted
islands and less curio shops!