Sailing The Bahamas – The Crossing Part Two

After a turbulent start to the day, the wave period lengthened out to make a comfortable second half to the day. With the sails up, the gulf stream current carried FREEDOM northerly as anticipated. After sailing for 16 hours on day one, I decided to throw the hook as we entered the Little Bahama Bank in 30 feet of crystal clear water to get some sleep and to start fresh the next morning.

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Sailing The Bahamas – The Crossing Part One

After a last minute haul out of FREEDOM, some unsettled weather and a sunken barge in the inlet, the lines were finally untied on Saturday after a week long delay. The first destination is the northern chain of islands in the Bahamas beginning with Walker’s Cay where we will clear in with customs & immigration. The plan is to begin North and sail south through the mostly uninhibited islands zig zagging to maximize winds. After a beautiful sunrise to begin the day, the seas and headwind made for an uncomfortable and bumpy start to the passage.

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