I wrote an entire blog about the week-long drawn out process of preparing for a crossing and the decisions to be made regarding destination, weather, speed of travel, timing of departure, location of departure, and somehow it was LOST! I also wrote about Manjack (Nunjack) Cay, Green Turtle Cay, turtles, rays and BARRACUDAS. My frustration ABOUNDS!!!!!
I tried to convey the stress that Scott has been under and explain how we reached our decisions but, alas, we have now reached a state of calm excitement regarding tomorrow’s crossing. We leave at first light, travel at 8 knots, and should arrive in Charleston about 48 hrs. later.
I look forward to the beauty of the ocean, the moon, the stars, the hope of seeing a whale or at least dolphins, the sunsets, the sunrises, and the gentle peace of being at sea. Weather and sea conditions look good. Our life raft, ditch kits, life jackets, etc. are ready to deploy in case of emergency. Meals are frozen. I do not look forward to fragmented sleep.
It has been a magnificent 3.5 months in the Bahamas, home of the nicest people, water in spectacular shades of blues and greens, beautiful beaches, soft sands, new friends, and fabulous marine life. I can’t wait to return next winter.