Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mackie Shoals to Chubb Cay


Chubb Cay, Berry Islands

Our 45 mile run from Mackie Shoals to Chubb Cay in the Berry Islands was pretty uneventful. We started with all sails up and motor at about 60% and stayed that way all day long. There was more boat traffic and it was amazing to see the big yachts towing their full-sized fishing boats behind them. It was incredible to watch our depth sounder go from 12 feet to --- as it couldn't read the 800 foot depths of the Northwest Providence Channel. Chubb Cay took a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew and the entrance to the harbor is still chained off. We arrived at the anchorage on the west end of Chubb Cay at about 5:00, nine hours after leaving Mackie Shoals. We dropped our anchor on the west side of the channel in 10 feet of water. We were tired, but managed a hot tuna casserole and blueberry muffins for dinner. Mike took a "shower" in the water and serenaded us with a conch song at sunset followed again by Amazing Grace. We took a couple of post card pictures of Island Tyme with the sun setting behind it.

Island Tyme

By 8:00 all three boats were gently rocking their passengers into a peaceful sleep. We planned on leaving the next morning for West Bay on New Providence.


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