Long Island was a first for us. Up until then, we had been revisiting all our old cruising grounds. Naturally, I was feeling excited and a bit anxious about sailing to a new-to-us place. But first, a few more pictures from Georgetown.
Luckily, we met sv Fairchild in Georgetown and the kids enjoyed having new playmates. So when Bethany and Jesse expressed interest in sailing to Long Island, we were thrilled.
We left Crab Cay in the morning after some fussing with the secondary anchor (thanks, Jesse!), then off, with the sound of the conch horn. By 10:30, the engine was off and it was an easy sail most of the way until we got closer to Thompson Bay. The waves started to build up and it got uncomfortable, but that was short lived. By 3:30pm, we anchored in the lee of the land and the waves settled.
The next morning, Fairchild arrived and anchored nearby. Tig did some much needed engine maintenance and changed the composting head. Such is cruising life, there’s always a long list of things that need to be done.
The best part of Long Island was renting a van together with Fairchild and exploring.
We found that Long Island was similar to Eleuthra in it’s ethos. More laid back, and more of a sense of the local life there. Georgetown, to us, is a necessary evil. A place to get topped off on water, fuel, and any services needed, and also to make connections. But, for us, the real fun cruising happens elsewhere.