Monday, 7 March 2016

February 23-24, 2016 Happy Birthday Joe

Moonlight Maid coming in to Warderick Wells

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016
With S-SE winds 15-20 knots we headed to Staniel Cay for diesel and gas. It was another nice sail with just the foresail.  When we arrived to anchor at Big Majors, we figured it would be impossible to dinghy into the wind about one mile for fuel. So we continued to head north to Cambridge Cay.
Another front this time SW-W-NW is coming and we need to find protection.
We found out the mooring balls where all taken there, so we continued to sail to Emerald Rock.  We took a mooring ball with S-SE protection and had a very comfortable night.  Our name was on the waiting list for the North Field of Warderick Wells, the Park Head Quarters.
Lady Luck was on our side and we got accepted into the north mooring field, which will give us protection from the next front, which is coming from the SW-W-NW, there is not many hiding places for high winds from the west.

February 24, 2016
So on Joe's birthday we motored in a very narrow channel at high tide, with a lot of current.  We manoeuvred our way past 18 boats, then turned down another channel, passed 3 more boats and found our mooring ball, swung around into the current and Joe got the ball on the first try. I think this was the most
challenging mooring we have taken.  Spanish Wells was also a challenge, but the current here is much stronger.
So here we will stay for a few days.
We headed to the Park Office, paid for 3 nights , $20/each, rented a movie
"Foyle's War", then headed out for a hike to the Causeway Trail and Bridge and Hutia Hill Trail then BooBoo Hill Trail, to place our
Shak Shak sign.  It was a hot day inland and we where happy to get back to the boat for a swim.
Joe wanted Grits for a birthday supper, so I made Grits with canned chicken, onions, peppers etc on top and cole slaw on the side.
Dessert, his favourite Cherry Cheese Cake.  
We watched the movie, it was very well done.
Now waiting for the front to come.

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