|Warderick Wells, notice all the boats are anchored in the deep water which is darker, the light blue water is probably only about a meter deep.|
judge whether we needed to dodge objects or not. I guess if you sail here a lot you get used to it.
|Almost at the top of Boo Boo Hill.|
the park headquarters. There are hiking trails all over the cay and they also have a map of the good
snorkelling sites. We hiked up to the top of Boo Boo Hill and looked at the blow holes, no water blowing though, it wasn't rough enough I guess. Then we headed off in the dinghy, snorkelled in mediocre coral, but gorgeous clear water, we saw a very large fish, probably 25 pounds worth, we didn't get close enough to try and identify it.
While we stopped here we had to do a spot of sail repair. There was a tear in the sail just under the first reef, the stress of the reef was just too much and the sail just parted. It was not easy to fix, because we had to take the main sail off the track, fortunately there wasn't much wind blowing and we were at anchor, not trying to do this at sea! Barry and I actually managed to co-operate, one of using using the hammer and awl to make holes, the other wielding the needle, at times we even worked with same needle Barry on side of the sail and me on the other, all without once impaling each other with the needle.
We are headed up to the Abacos next, another group of Bahamian islands. We will overnight to get to our destination, all in dark blue deep water, and then hang about there looking for a weather window to get to the Chesapeake.