Not the post, I wish to write but now that it’s been a few days, I can tell you I learned from my mistake! We were headed south from Hope Town to Sandy Cay to do some diving. It was a lovely day as usual. It’s a pretty narrow passage on the “inside” between Elbow Cay and Lubber’s Quarter but I had entered the coordinates into our wonderful B & G navigation system. Turns out in my haste I missed the very first navigation point. That was the first mistake and the second was relying too much on that point. Should have been watching the water and the navigation system. Bruce was busy looking into some mechanical issue, Susan was enjoying the sail and no one was watching the depth sounder. So sailing along merrily, we suddenly went hard aground just outside White Sound. Two power boats came to our aid. With one pulling our boat onto its side by pulling from the top of the mast and the other pulling the boat forward at the same time. They gave it all the horsepower they had but Willow was stuck. It was 1 hour to low tide. We had to wait for the tide to go all the way down and then start to rise. The boat really healed over lying on its side. as the tide went out. Bruce took advantage and cleaned the bottom of the boat.
After about 5 hours, of scrubbing (Bruce only) reading, cooking, listening to good music and watching an amazing sun set, the tide rose and we floated off at 8 pm. Luckily, there was a super good anchorage only about 15-20 minutes away. We dropped anchor in the dark at Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay.