A stop at Man-O-War Cay

We got up at 8 am on the 19th, and checked VHF channel 68 to see if the seasonal “cruisers’ net” which takes place at 8:15 every day had commenced for the season. Nope. Oh well!

We all got showers on shore, and got the boat ready to depart. Before we could leave the slip, we needed to adjust all the dock lines so they were easy to bring back onto the boat as we pulled away, re-hang some fenders so they would be helpful at the fuel dock, get the dinghy motor off the dinghy and up onto the block at the back of the boat, wash all the dishes and put them away, etc, etc. We also had to plan our route for the day on the iPad. This is what keeps us heading the right direction as we journey from place to place! Patrick usually does the route planning, and I help navigate once we’re underway.

As we were getting ready to drop the lines, a huge motor yacht pulled up to the fuel dock. We knew we’d have to wait quite a while for him to get fuel…we waited from 10:15 until 11:30! I can’t even imagine what his credit card bill looked like! Luckily, we were waiting for the tide to come up anyway, so the waiting all worked out. We pulled up to the fuel dock, filled our diesel tank and our small gas tank for the dinghy (taking way less time than that big motor yacht) and headed out. Goodbye Green Turtle Cay!

We put the sails up, and made lunch. When we had to make a turn for Whale Cut, the wind angle was too close, so we had to furl the jib and motor sail through the cut. It was a little rolly coming through, but nothing too rough.

We got back to sailing once we were through the cut, and settled back into a cracked off mode.

There were crashing waves at Whale Cut behind us, which were fun to watch.

What a beautiful day!

After working our way down the route, we arrived at Man-O-War Cay, a small island with a tight-knit community. We anchored outside the entrance and hung out for the evening. (On Sundays everything is closed on Man-O-War.)

The next morning, we dinghied in to check things out and went for a big walk.

There’s a boatbuilding shop called Albury Brothers on the island, which has been around for a very long time, and we ran across had some of their own designs around the island.

We enjoyed exploring the streets.

Cecelia chose a cut conch shell to take home as a souvenir — the spiral one hanging right at the front of this table.

Thanks for a fun visit, Man-O-War!

4 Replies to “A stop at Man-O-War Cay”

    1. Me too, Julianna! I love taking pictures of all the colorful flowers and houses…and of course the beautiful water and skies.

  1. I love looking at your blog, guys! Everywhere you go is so beautiful, and I love the animal encounters, especially the pics. Pigs, dolphins, whales, all of them make me wish I could be there with you. Seeing you guys having a fun time in the Bahamas makes me so happy, and my mother, too. We look forward to reading the next report on what is happening over there.

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