|Northern Route to Spanish Wells|
Goes through this area!
Well actually it was not that bad and as I said, I would not have attempted this but someone gave me waypoints back in 2014 and assured me it was fine. We made it through twice in 2014 and had a terrific sail though that area again this week. Yes there are rocks....its generally 12-16 ft deep....and most look to have clearance. The odd one has you worried. We made the 50 or so miles from Highborne Cay to Royal Island and anchored in the well protected natural harbour there. After a night, we moved on to Spanish Wells. I can't give you one specific reason, but I just like this quaint, quiet little town. The marina - Yacht Haven is now finished and we had a great stay. A little pricey at $2.50/ft. but that has become the new norm in the Bahamas. They have a great restaurant and nice pool, and very friendly staff.
Today, we took on the challenge of the Devil's Backbone; known as perhaps one of the most
The passage through the backbone was very uneventful, but definitely scenic. And this passage brings one through to the beautiful "Harbour Island" on North Eleuthera. We had been told about a wonderful anchorage just north of Harbour island, inside the Devils Backbone called Man Island, so we decided to check it out. Very glad to do so as this turned out to be a wonderful spot with great beach and access to the Atlantic Side of the island. I have included a screenshot of the chart location.
|Man Island - Note Devil's Backbone to the North|
|Anchorage - Man Island, North Eleuthera|
The plan from here is to head to the Abacos - likely Little Harbor. Hoping that the great weather we have been enjoying the past few days will last for this next 50 mile leg.
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