The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two

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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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Governors Harbour to Rock Sound

Governors Harbour On Wednesday 12th December, we squeezed out of Hatchet Bay and headed towards Rock Sound at the south of Eleuthera. We estimated a sail of around six hours - and it would have been if the wind hadn't veered round towards the south. We didn't fancy a...

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Eleuthera

Current Cut to Hatchet Bay The next morning we headed towards Current Cut, a small pass that gives access to the southern part of Eleuthera. The trick here is to get to the cut around high water to avoid the strong currents. But, with no tide table specifically for...

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Spanish Wells

From Abacos to Eluthera  After a few hours, the wind increased enough for us to sail until 10 miles from the tip of Eleuthera where our speed dropped to less than three knots. So, as we didn't fancy arriving before dark, we switched the engine back on and motored...

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