Tuesday we departed our anchorage and headed to the Sapona wreck. We were really hoping to snorkel it, but unfortunately we couldn’t get our anchor to hold well in the hard packed sand and seagrass combination. We decided to just head east instead. Hopefully we will get to the Sapona wreck some other time we cruise the Bahamas!
From the Sapona wreck, we zig zagged across the Great Bahama Bank for almost 30 hours, before deciding to stop and spend the afternoon and night at Hoffman’s Cay in the Berry Islands. This worked well for an anchorage; we snorkeled with starfish and sea anenomes, and then hiked up the short path to the blue hole, which was georgous!
We left Hoffman’s early this morning, aiming for New Providence. Getting out of Hoffman’s proved to be tricky though. Even though the chart read 5+ feet, we bumped the bottom of our keel, doing a bit of damage. One more thing to fix, which might expedite our next haul out and bottom job.
The sail to New Providence was fine, and we arrived around 4 pm. We have anchored in West Bay, according to our chartplotter, but our cruising guide says West Bay is more north and we may be in Lyford Cay. Either way, we are in a big beautiful anchorage with just one other boat…
..and who is that one other boat? Rain Dog, a boat from our hometown of Kemah, TX. We had not met Brian and Erika before, but knew them through their blog and Cruiser’s Forum. They stopped by in their dingy and chatted for a bit, and then Brian stopped by after dinner to chat more. This adventure makes the world really big sometimes, and really small other times.