West End to Powell Cay - 2017
West End to Great Sale Cay
Everyone we met at West End was extremely friendly and courteous, from the boaters we met in the marina to the locals who gave us directions along the road into the settlement. We really enjoyed our brief stay at Old Bahama Bay. We will definitely be coming back here on our way back stateside in three months.
|We have very few pictures of us together on this trip. A fellow |
boater offered to take this picture of us together
on the dock at Old Bahama Bay.
|I took this photo just before leaving West End. I liked the |
reflection of the bright yellow building in the
turquoise water in the marina.
|I took this photo of our dinghy trailing s/v Rainy Days. This |
provides an idea of how beautiful the water
is on the Little Bahama Bank.
|This two-masted sailboat was washed up on the shore of Great Sale |
Cay by Hurricane Matthew I presume. I don't understand
why any sailor would be in this area
during hurricane season.
|This was our view of the sunset on Great Sale Cay.|
Great Sale Cay to Powell Cay
We experienced a brief rain shower at 7:15 AM in the Great Sale anchorage but it quickly passed over us.
|This rain shower passed over us at Great Sale Cay.|
|We tucked into this anchorage as far as we could--the blue |
area of the chart has depths of 6 feet or less.
|There are several miles of sandy beach to explore on the Sea of |
Abaco side of Powell Cay, as well as beach on the ocean
side of the island. This view is looking
north from our anchorage.
|The rain from this cloud only lasted about 5 minutes in the |
middle of our dinner. By the time we closed all
the hatches, the cloud had passed.
|This is a close up of a branch on a casuarina tree--they look like |
a feathering long-needled pine tree. Casuarina trees are
considered an invasive species in Bermuda but I
haven't heard that reference here
in the Bahamas.