We arrived in Providenciales, part of the Turks and Cacios Islands, yesterday.
It was a long passage, about 190 miles! We made our first stop after leaving Rum Cay, 12 1/2 hours later in a small harbor called Atwood Harbor, Acklins. It was quite bumpy most of the trip and Schooner and I elected not to eat!! We were, however, able to go ashore and run and do her business, which she had held almost 24 hours. Again, in the morning we went ashore and didn't get the dingy secured very well and had to swim 40 yds. to get it!! We are still learning, but what a wake-up call that was.
Next it was on to Abrahams Bay on Mayaguana. That day was only 10 hours long and the water was setteled down some and we were able to put some sail out. The bad part was, we were over a mile from shore and it wasn't possible to get Schooner ashore! That was the night she decided to use her "Pup Head". Now it seems to be no big deal for her and makes life easier on us. But, it was a short night, as we left at 5:00 AM the next morning for Providenciales(Provo for short), another 10 hr. run.
We are one of three to make this trip together, BESO of Santa Barbara,and BELLEZA of Vancouver, and we all arived safetly and cleared Customs without a hitch (they are so nice here).
Today was spent washing down our boats of the aquired salt and seaweed. Wouldn't you know it that as we finished, Provo received one inch of their ANNUAL rainfall of only 16 inches. Atleast it was soft water and didn't mess up my windows!! Then it was on to find a beauty/barber shop. Gordon and I look pretty good again!!