Trying to hide from wind at Hoffman Cay

High winds had us looking for good holding at Hoffman Cay… In vain four times we anchored with no set. Hard scoured rock under a thin layer of sand or clay. I dove on the anchor and only the tip was in a bit of sand. Made friends with a big barracuda patrolling the nearby rocky shore.We moved from spot to spot in between the south end of Hoffman. On the fourth try, Jim dove on the anchor and came face to face with a black tip reef Shark. He wasn’t happy.But the fifth time was the charm as the Rocna 15 Kg dug into clear sand. Last night five boats bobbed and tossed at anchor in 25 knots of wind. Only rough for one night as the winds clocked around (they always go clockwise) from howling west to howling north east. We had an anchor watch running on three different devices and one of us up at all times.Moved around the corner this morning to our own little beach sheltered from strong north and later east winds. This beach has a path to a famous blue hole inland on the Cay. More about that in the next post.

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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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