Settlement Point to Green Turtle Cay

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The last of the pictures before the camera died...
I had a good night's sleep after making my first ocean crossing the day before. Now it was time to get a little deeper into the Bahamas. My destination for Sunday was going to be Great Sale Cay, about 10 hours away. Really not much to tell about that part of the trip. I made it with plenty of daylight into a huge, well-protected bay where there were a lot of other boats stopped as well. Some on their way in, some on the way out.

Monday I was going to try to make it all the way to Green Turtle, but decided to stop a little short at Crab Cay when the weather started looking a little rough. Probably had more than enough time to make it, but I'm all about staying comfortable and dry these days. So I did. I had a nice little beach all to myself for the night, however, it turns out this was an anchorage with very tragic endings for my camera.

The beach was great and I wanted to get a picture of the boat from shore. I tested my little waterproof pouch by putting toilet paper in it and submerging it in the sink. No problems. No water. So in went the camera. Apparently the bag becomes un-waterproof at any sort of depth. On my way into shore I dove down on the anchor just to make sure it was holding well. That must have been the moment it all went wrong. So now I am without a camera for the time being.

Tuesday it was time to finish the trip on into Green Turtle. Just a short sale this day; maybe 4 or 5 hours. Again, not much to tell about the trip in except that the wind was finally cooperating with me and I was able to sail, instead of motor, for most of the way in. Now I was finally there at the place I had been bound for since leaving Jacksonville, FL about 3 weeks earlier.

Green Turtle is a great island but there's so much to tell, I'm gonna save that for the next blog entry...
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The last of the pictures before th…
The last of the pictures before t…
Green Turtle Cay
photo by: frosty000