After being underway for awhile we heard Paperbird hailing us. They were on their way to Marsh Harbour. Drats, we keep missing them. They are heading to Eleuthera this week too so we may see them along the way.
We decided to motor in to Hopetown, which is on Elbow Cay. We have heard a lot about it and hope to get back to the Abacos after our time in the Exumas. There are a few more places we’d like to spend some time and Hopetown is one of them. The famous lighthouse is visible upon entry.
The lighthouse here is one of the world’s last working kerosene-fueled lighthouses. It had been closed for some restoration work but just opened up again this Friday for visitors. We hear the view from the top is incredible.
And this took our eye. From a distance, looked like these two were walking on water! And the surf coming in was something too. You could see the Atlantic Ocean and it swells coming into the Sea of Abaco.
We saw this wooden schooner anchored. As we got closer we saw that it was charter tours out of Delaware. We expect it was as beautiful inside as outside. The ramp to get up to it was pretty impressive tool.
We saw a sailboat headed out to the ocean as we were heading into Little Harbour. Very pretty in here and a protected Sea Park. Apparently, it is not unusual to see sea turtles swimming in the harbour.
We headed back to Lynyard Cay and set the anchor at 13:30 Later on we had a radio call from Grace who we had met in Peck Lake. They are from Vermont. They were in the next anchorage over and we may lower the dinghy tomorrow if we don’t head further south. We watched the sun as it started to set and then the colours in the sky as the day was done.
Today we travelled 26.5 nm.