Sailing to Chub Cay

Peace!Its 4am We leave calmly and quietly. We exit the tight marina, Like professionals. Like professional ninjas in super stealth mode! Navigating, sailing in the dark under the stars might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I enjoy the excitement. It gives me time to adjust my bearing according to the alignment of the stars. Night vision on high level. We are on watch for big ships. And any other surprises. We sail along feeling good on our exit and we are going to make good time to Chub Cay. We are on the northern side of Bimini making the long run east. We hear the others on VHF. “Adrenaline and Sea Salt” are in movement. They are about 3 to hours behind us. We make radio contact. And let them know whats ahead weather wise. And its looking good! Its 2pm and were under full sail! Averaging 7 knots (E wind @ 15 kts) So far we caught 5 Barracuda, 2 Bahama runners, 2 Mackerel, and 2 other big guys that got away. Barracudas got thrown back, stinky fish. We eat the Bahama runner for lunch and Mahi mahi for dinner. 3:30 pm we see some dolphins in the distance, Beau gets excited. 5:30 pm we are in the Tongue of the ocean! 15ft to 100 ft, to 250, to 400, then to 2500ft deep! See video. The capt. mentions meters ( as he is used to reading charts in meters, but he means feet silly guy) The ocean turned a cobalt blue. We anchor in Chub Cay 7:35 pm just before sunset…exactly like the captain predicted! Tomorrow we head to West Bay, New Providence Island.


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