After leaving Mangrove Cay, we made a stop in Alan’s-Pensacola Cay and then a quick sail to Green Turtle Cay.
Here are our ongoing problems we are dealing with: 1. The alternator is shot and so we have limited power at night most importantly needed for the fridge (remember the $350 in groceries)?. 2. Our jib is shredded and our back-up jib is light weight for light winds. 3. Our batteries are bad probably because we have run them down too low because of hurricane Florence (power at our marina went off and batteries drained) and other times we ran them too low which we happen to be doing this week with no alternator.
When we got to Green Turtle Cay, we anchored in Black Sound, went to town, cleared customs and had a Goombay Smash at the Blue Bee. Here we watched local basketball talent. We hit another bar, bought some coconut bread and headed back to the boat. The wind was increasing . We were in a protected (from wind) anchorage but the holding was poor. Bruce didn’t sleep much worrying about dragging. We didn’t drag that night but the next morning the wind increased and we dragged. We were able to pick up a mooring ball which was good cause the wind was even stronger (30 knots) the next night.
In Green Turtle Cay we learned that a lot of Loyalists came here during the American Revolution. It’s a very small village with few amenities. Very friendly.
We met other cruisers and did a pub crawl with a group ending at Pineapples for dancing. So fun!
The wind finally is subsiding and yesterday we went to Manjack Cay, and today we are picking up Haley in Marsh Harbour. To do this, we rented a car in Treasure Cay and drove on the LEFT SIDE of the street to the airport.
We are happy to see Haley and hopefully she will arrive with an alternator!!