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As I type, we are less than 15 nm away from the Bahamas.
The past 48 hours have been rough. Two nights ago after our last post was our roughest night ever. We were taking a beating in the waves, and the wind has not been in our favor for coming into the Bahamas. Right now we are running under our iron genny only, in order to get the fastest VMG into the Bahamas. We are coming into the Northeast Providence Channel, which is between Eleuthera and the Exumas.
With our proximity to the islands, we have an increase in AIS targets – 8 right now, with two of them being cruise ships. We have passed several cargo vessels today, even two headed for Texas – Galveston and Corpus Christi.
Right now, we have a path charted to get us through the Bahamas and to Miami. We have two places picked out that we can stop and anchor to wait for weather or daylight to make it through passes.
David has been super supportive, of course, letting me rest and trying to make the ride easier. In fact, he’s even taking care of dinner right now!
We also wanted to say congratulations to everyone in Houston who ran the Aramco Half or Chevron Marathon today! Especially my mom, Jon and Kyle! I think I’ve done either of those races 4 or 5 times in the last 6 years, so it’s a bit sad not to be there now.
Thanks for reading! We are getting very excited to be back on land, seeing other people, and connecting with you all!