AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2015/01/21 21:55
LATITUDE: 26-32.25N
LONGITUDE: 076-57.55W
COMMENT: Beach House – MOORED – Hope Town, Elbow Cay – Abaco Group-Bahamas

We’ve caught up on the position reports as of this notice….

Marsh Harbour is a bit industrial and just a “marketing stop”. As such, we moved over late in the day
the 7 miles to Hope Town with it’s famous “fresnel light”. One of only three that are non electronically operated (we think?) on the
West Coast of the America’s. Someone has to re-align the lens every two hours. The entrance here was another very shallow affair where I saw
as little as 2 feet 6 inches under the hull briefly. This means our daggerboards have left their mark in the sand….(at negative tide!)…:-)

This is a classic “Hurricane Hole”, founded in 1785 by “Loyalists” from South Carolina. The locals sound like a cross between the British and “the old south”.

Blogs soon, we’ll try a few photos if the internet here allows.
Scott and Nikki

AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2015/01/21 18:29
LATITUDE: 26-32.85N
LONGITUDE: 077-03.38W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 5
WIND_DIR: NNW
CLOUDS: 50%
VISIBILITY: 12
BARO: 1015.5
AIR_TEMP: 27.2C
COMMENT: Beach House – ANCHORED – Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island – Bahamas

With Mike Lonnes’ help kicking my brain, we found that we had blown a fuse which fed the main battery bank alternators to
our “house” battery bank. We changed the 160 amp! fuse and we’re back in the battery charging business again.

We had a lovely motor boat ride in flat calm seas inside the reef except where we had to go outside at Whale Cay (and it was still calm).
As Marsh is closer than Hope Town by a few miles, we decided to stop here as it’s the Capitol City of this part of the Bahamas.

Almost all our teething issues are resolved. A few left including a small oil cooler/sea water leak (port engine) and a small coolant leak (starboard engine).
Both very resolvable issues.
KIT,
Scott and Nikki

AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2015/01/20 21:51
LATITUDE: 26-45.54N
LONGITUDE: 077-19.40W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 5
WIND_DIR: SE
CLOUDS: 85%
VISIBILITY: 12
BARO: 1015.4
AIR_TEMP: 22.2C
COMMENT: Beach House – MOORED – Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay – Abacos – Bahamas

A long easy day, quite cool for these parts. Overcast skies. We’re at the south end of the sound.
The depths on entering were shall we say….shallow! We’ll go ashore and explore New Plymouth.
May or may not head the 25 miles to Marsh Harbour, Hope Town tomorrow?

It was a “no rat day”….:-)
KIT,
Scott and Nikki