We have enjoyed our time in Bermuda, it is a lovely spot, but we are anxious to get going. It will be about a two week passage to the Azores so you should here from us at the end of June.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
This is the weather chart we were looking at last week, not something a sailor likes to contemplate. The disturbance to the north of Bermuda was tropical depression Bonnie and the PSBL (possible) tropical cyclone turned into Tropical Storm Collin. Collin passed 350 nm north of us and we experienced two days of pretty yucky weather. We moved anchorages, as did most other boats, across the bay where there was more protection. We had sustained winds of 35 with gust up to 45 knots with a day and a half of rain. Our anchor held wonderfully, we just had the worry of a Amel 53 dragging slowly past us in the middle of the night and possibly snagging our anchor. The boat did not hit the shore but got pretty close and they managed to reanchor in the morning a long way from us. Whew!
All is well now, Collin has gone and it is bright and sunny once again and we will move back to the anchorage closer to town in a few hours.
We are currently at three and a half weeks of waiting time for our new sails. I am running out of patience and our good buddies Kind of Blue are departing tomorrow for the Azores. I think I will head up to the sail loft this afternoon and ask for an update on the expected arrival time of the sails.
We took the bus over to St David's Island last week. It is the next island in the chain from St. George. We visited the lighthouse. It is still working and we were able to walk right up to the top and go out on the ledge. We were very impressed with the wooden steps and bannister inside, I think in all the other lighthouses we have visited the steps have been metal.
We explored around the rest of the island visiting the battery that protected the main entrance to the harbour.