Big Sand Cay, Turks & Caicos
Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Sun 26 Apr 2009 15:43
21:11.84N 71:15.07W Big Sand Cay, Turks & Caicos
We arrived here last night after our 52 hour/ 390nm sail from Fajardo, Puerto Rico. We had good winds the whole way and made good time, Indigo was sailing beautifully. There were very few problems on the way, other than a broken down-haul line and one big squall which hit us at 5am in the morning. With the swirling high winds the auto-pilot was unable to hold us on course and we swung around. I was on watch and got totally drenched, but woke up Mike and he quickly rectified our course and sails. Mike and Johnny have been fishing and landed two small yellow-fin tuna which we have already enjoyed as sashimi and a braai.
Big Sand Cay is the southern-most island of the Turks & Caicos, and is uninhabited. The only other sign of life is another catamaran anchored about 500m away, that is also en route to the Bahamas. There is a beautiful white beach in front of us which we hope to explore later today. It is my birthday today, my second on board Indigo, and we will take it easy. But I am now off to have a swim... looks like 28deg.