From Nassau, we will spend a little time in the Berry Islands before heading NW to the West End Point of Grand Bahama Island. It will be here that we will check out of the Bahamas and begin the 380 mile passage directly to Charleston, SC. The Gulf Stream can either be a friend or nemesis. It can help move us along at an additional 2-3 knots in favourable conditions and the current can be as high as 4 kts. The rule is never get caught in the stream when the weather has a northerly component. The wind against the current sets up a sea condition that you do NOT want to confront.
|South End of|
Its with very mixed feelings that we return to US waters, having enjoyed the sail south so much. So many adventures, new places visited, and friends made.
The adventure will continue and we will remain on Atalanta for the foreseeable future as it is our only home. Once fall begins and winter approaches we will contemplate our southern passage once more. Stay tuned as there is much more to come.
Thanks for following. Richard and Kay
|Moored at Hawksbill Cay|
|Murray making a mad dash for the beach|