February 7, 2019 Thursday Great Harbor Cay, Berry Islands to Hoffmans Cay, Berry Islands, Bahama 28.4 nautical miles.
Elevation: 0 ft
The day started with one foot waves from the East and they continued to grow to about 2-3 feet, with an occasional 4-5 foot. I must say 4-5 foot waves are a little rolly when we get hit on the beam.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A Shedd
We will be exploring here for a couple of days while waiting for a weather window before we move on to Nassau.
Along the Way
Hoffman Cay Anchorage. We threaded the needle coming into this anchorage. Just follow the magenta line ….. Straight in and then a hard left. Plenty of depth in center channel (about 300 feet wide).
I’m still thinking about a new heading category. Maybe instead of What Dale Fixed Today it should be WHF? I’ll try this heading out today.
For starters it took 7 anchor drops in 3 locations before we could get the anchor to set. Then when Mary went to record metrics for the neither engine hour gage had recorded any times. Lastly, when we went into the forward stateroom…. the carpet was wet.
We finally got the anchor to in a sandy area between Fowl Cay and Hoffmans Cay. HA. It’s right in the middle of the surge between the two island. It’s like anchoring in the middle of river. Mary is monitoring and the anchor is holding. Love that Vulcan anchor.
Dale trouble shot the gages. Neither was getting power. Corrosion. Resolved.
Beats the heck out of us why there the forward stateroom carpet is wet. So far none of our theories has proven out.
At least 1000 lives were lost within the last 100 years in the Bermuda Triange. On average, 4 aircraft and 20 yachts go missing every year.
Lloyds of London, a major insurer of ships and boats, does not charge any extra premium for vessels plying the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. If the insurers don’t charge more, they obviously don’t think it’s a risk. In actuality, considering the amount of ocean-going traffic in the area, the incidence of losses in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle are no worse than any other place.