West Palm Beach to Settlement Point, Bahamas
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June 28th, 2008 – by: frosty000
I envisioned the trip to be much more stressful than it was. But honestly I was WAY more stressed in the ICW. Out there in the open ocean there was nothing in sight. Nothing. I would occasionally see a large ship off in the distance but never anything remotely close enough to require much more attention than a glance in that direction every 10 or 15 minutes. In fact, I think I even fell asleep for about 20 minutes. Nice and uneventful. Exactly as planned.
Somewhere around 4:30 that afternoon I saw the first glimpses of the Bahamas on the horizon. There was also yet another storm coming up. It hit me about an hour outside of Settlement Point but looked much worse than it was. Just a little shower and it was over. By 7pm I had the anchor down just outside of the Old Bahama Bay Marina and was joined shortly by a few other boats who had apparently come across from Florida as well.
So now the 'hard part' was over. No more deep ocean passages to get to the Abacos, which was still a few days away for me.
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