The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two

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Panama

Jamaica to Panama The forecasted northeasterly wind arrived a few hours after rounding the western side of Jamaica. And with the wind now behind us, Maria and I set the sails wing-on-wing (something we haven't done since crossing the Atlantic) and gently rolled our...

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Jamaica

Jamaica? “No - she went of her own accord.” Boom! The oldies are nearly always the goodies. Despite light winds, the sea state between Cuba and Jamaica was bouncier than a small child full of E numbers. A persistent swell caused a rolling motion that, combined with...

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Cuba

Rush Hour The approach to Cuba makes the English Channel look like an aquatic desert. There's a traffic separation zone just off the east coast of Cuba. And tankers, cruise ships and other large vessels are either going into it, coming out of it, or going around it....

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Goodbye Bahamas

Rum Cay We knew that Rum Cay anchorage wasn't going to be the best. Comments on Active Captain suggested it was going to be uncomfortable. The reefs, rocks and shallows make it impossible to get close enough to the island to gain shelter from the wind. And the wind,...

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Georgetown

Welcome to Georgetown On Saturday 5th January we sailed into Georgetown. And as we arrived at the anchorage at Hamburger Beach (perhaps a touch ironic given our last post on Hermione Hamhock) the crew of a boat, parked near to where we planned to stop, shouted how...

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Meet Hermione Hamhock

Big Majors Spot Our Grandson, Jake, decided that he would prefer donations to an animal charity rather than presents for Christmas. So we gave money to the Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Care charity. And after showing Jake the photograph of the snouty creature in the...

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Cambridge Cay

Sharks! After a short trip to Cambridge Cay, we staked out a couple of places to shelter from the strong southerly/westerly winds forecast for later in the week. The first one, just off Bell Island, was a little too shallow for us. So we headed over to the north end...

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Warderwick Wells

Balls On the 17th December, we motored in light winds to Warderick Wells - a name that conjures up images of an aristocracy, or a character out of Blackadder. Like Shroud Cay, this forms part of the Exumas Park. Unlike Shroud Cay, however, there aren't that many...

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Norman’s Cay to Shroud Cay

MacDuffs It's been hard for us to decide where to visit on our trip down the Exumas. There's too much choice. Many of the anchorages are just a place to anchor and watch the world go by or plop yourself in the water to do a bit of snorkelling. This is a nice problem...

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Rock Sound to Exuma Cays

The Rock Sound Exodus On 14th December at 0830, Lady Jane led the departure of boats from Rock Sound headed to the Exumas. More than half the fleet left that day: Lady Jane and Tropic Bird. Tides sprint in the shallow waters around Rock Sound, which made for slow...

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