Lat: N 24 31.6′
Long: W 76 47.8′
West side of Shroud Cay, Bahamas
Yesterday we had a delightful sail down from our previous stop. We took the ocean side–hoping to snag a fish, but that wasn’t to be.
Today we did a little exploring around the island of Shroud Cay which is part of the Exumas Land and Sea National Park. There is a shallow winding cut all the way from the Bank side to the Ocean side. Lined with mangroves it was a beautiful dinghy ride to the amazing empty beach on the ocean. On the way Karen spotted her first Bahamas sea turtle. We expect to get pictures posted tomorrow when we hope to have an internet connection.
We’d spend a lot more time here snorkeling and further exploring, but we want to be further south to catch a coming weather window. Our challenge here is we need to move quite a bit East to get to the Turks and Caicos Islands. When the trade winds are hollowing at 20 knots out of the east every day that’s not so easy.
In three or four days we expect a break in the trades, and we’ll take advantage of that to get as far to the East as we can, certainly to Rum Island, maybe as far as San Salvador.