Rain catchment, a manatee and peaceful night at anchor. Wind Coming!

Two days ago was our last day anchored off the settlement. Hoped to catch rain and it worked! But we moved inland yesterday to anchor just outside Great Harbour Cay Marina yesterday. [Hint: Click Here to check out The Rest of the Story about why we moved to Great Harbour Cay Marina]  We’ll get a slip in the marina this afternoon for a week or so as more heavy winds are coming. Hoping to explore the island with the free marina bikes, hit a beach and maybe even golf nine holes nearby!

The lights are the boats anchored and a couple buildings ashore last night. It was a lovely peaceful night in the anchorage once the brisk winds of the day calmed down. We are anchored in about 1.5 metres of water on grassy, mucky bottom….the tide goes down about 80 cm. All we need to float is about 50 cm so we pull both the daggerboard and the rudder up and we’re golden.

I forgot to mention in my last post but when we were at the marina yesterday, we saw a really big Manatee swim by. Guessing it was a male, the manager said he was looking for a fresh water outlet. Like us, manatees need fresh water to survive.

Then last night there was a lot a splashing around the boat and I thought I heard surface breaths like a manatee does and grass being ripped out. We’ve anchored in the manatees paddock!!

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Sailing (and other) adventures of Carleen and Jim often featuring us sailing or racing our trailerable trimarans.
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