Current Location: Mayaguana Island anchorage, Bahamas
Miles Traveled: 88
Weather: Mostly cloudy, breezy (6-8 knots), high-70s
Highlights: We had light winds mostly from the NE this morning, so continued motor-sailing until we reached the SW corner of Mayaguana. We then turned due east directly into the wind, so the sails came down, and we motored the 22 mile length of the island. Dropped anchor at 4PM in 25 feet of water at the SE point of the island. After getting everything squared away, we both jumped into the warm, crystal-clear water to check out the coral heads near the boat. Saw a good variety of fish and coral, but no lobsters or grouper for dinner. Only down-side was that it was late afternoon, and the light was fading, so visibility wasn't as good as it would have been earlier in the day. Back to the boat for a spaghetti dinner, then we both grabbed a few hours of sleep before our planned midnight departure for the run down to Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Caicos. We have good winds and seas forecast for only the next 24 hours, then a front moves in, so we need to take advantage of the weather window available to us, and sometimes that means we travel at night. We're starting to get used to this - it will be our 5th overnight sail since we moved onto the boat.