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Posted by on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Bahamas Anchorages, Beach, Eleuthera, Snorkeling, YouTube Videos | 0 comments

Sailing Engineless Through Current Cut

Watch Video 60 here!

Without using our diesel engine, we sail through Current Cut and anchor at Meeks Patch, an island with swimming pigs.

Buckle up – this post has it all…

Seasickness, sailing, protected anchorages, uninhabited islands, swimming pigs, snorkeling, and a bright red bikini. 😉

We start off by leaving Hatchet Bay with the wind and seas blowing directly into the cut. It was a bumpy ride getting out of the cut, but once we were out, there was definitely no going back.

From there, we nurse 2 sick crew members as we make our way to and through Current Cut – we actually sail all the way through the cut against a stiff current! So proud of Tambi for steering our way through as I worked the sails. Pretty cool experience.

Then onwards to Royal Island where we wait out a short low coming through. Not too much to do here, but it’s a wonderfully protected anchorage – I’d probably rank it as the best overall anchorage for all-round protection in Eleuthera.

Finally, we stop at Meek’s Patch and play with the pigs for a while. We also do a bit of snorkeling while there. Great little island, but don’t tell anybody! We don’t want this to become the next Big Majors uber-touristy “swimming” pig attraction.

-Ben

6.6.17 Today we moved to Royal Island, Eleuthera. N 25*30.759 W 76*51.008

Molly and I both got sick today. The waves were 3-5 feet. It was a bumpy ride, and not fun.

We went to the grocery store this morning before we left Hatchet Bay and got some needed food items and some fresh produce. I made broccoli alfredo for dinner and we watched a family movie. Molly is finally old enough to be introduced to the first Harry Potter movie! She likes it!

6.7.17 Ben took Molly swimming today. I love when they go off on their own for a few hours for several reasons, 1) I love how they go off and have daddy/daughter time exploring. 2) I get some quiet time alone. 3) They always bring back something cool.

Tonight we will watch the 2nd half of the first Harry Potter. The photo below, is Molly’s face at the end of the movie. After the movie, we called Ben’s Mom, and Dad and his sister Kathy.

6.8.17 Today we hung out on the boat, read, and did the dishes. That afternoon we went swimming for a little bit. We found a super cool large red starfish.

When we got back to the boat, we took showers and then had dinner. After Molly went to bed, Ben and I watched a movie.

6.9.17 Today we moved to Meeks Patch. N 25*31.005 W 76*46.750

We went ashore and found the PIGS! They are so cute and they swim! We fed them popcorn and crackers. We also went snorkeling around. Then when we got back to the boat, our neighbor boat brought us some coronas and some coconut water cans they didn’t want. It turned out to be a great day!

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