Posted by: bearcruzer | March 10, 2010

Off to Rum Cay

March 5th, 2010

The Name alone sounds enticing.  Well we weighed our options…..take 2 days to travel south around the southern end of Long Island and across to the Ackins and on to the Turks and Caicos or take one day to travel north around the north point of Long Island and across to Rum Cay.   We listened to the weather forcasts for the coming days and opted for the latter.   The Winds over the next few days are to continue to come from the North and begin switching to the Northeast and then East.   We made our way north on the same path as we had taken the previous day.  The seas had indeed calmed down immensely and the wind had lightened as well.  We were joined by a friendly young dolphin who swam from his mother up to our boat to play for a few moments.   We always take this as a good omen.     Once around the point we had a broad reach that although light enabled us to make good time over to Rum Cay.   We anchored well before dark, relaxed and enjoyed watching children play on the beach and a young man who paddled across the bay standing on a surfboard.    After yet another beautiful sunset we prepared ourselves mentally for the next leg of our journey.   Tomorrow we will travel from Rum Cay down to Mayaguana on an overnight sail that should take us about 23 hours.

Rum Cay Sunset

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