Well, we were up at O-dark thirty as Mike calls it. Had coffee, breakfast and at first sign of light, weighed anchor. Two trawlers left before we did and Grace and a couple of other sailboats headed out with us at 06:20. You can notice from the photos, that it wasn’t quite light when we left the anchorage.
The winds were 10-15 kn and we had the jib out for awhile. It wasn’t long before the storm clouds came around again and this time we did get some rain. It looked as though the clouds were drawing water up to them.
Ok, the ocean here is deep! we were looking on the charts the night before and saw that it was thousands of feet deep. In fact, 15,280 ft deep……..that’s right Amber, over fifteen thousand! Scary to me, but I guess it makes no difference how deep it is, once it is over your head, it’s deep.
For hours and hours, we had no true depth on the depth sounder, which is understandable when it’s that deep. We encountered that before when we’ve had depths over 300 feet. But imagine, 15,000 ft!
Mike saw a flying fish. But I missed it. We had a radio call earlier from a boat named Silver Maple. They were on their way to the Abacos and are from north of Toronto. They noticed us on their AIS and told us they had seen flying fish here. Hope to see more.
We motored in and dropped the anchor on the East side of Royal Island. Then decided that if there was any southeast winds, it would not be a good place. We hauled anchor and then motored over to the west side and dropped the anchor at 15:40. We noticed a boat here by the name of Peace & Quiet.
We had heard from the members at LaHave River Yacht Club, NS when we were there in late August that they had left the club to go south just a few days before we arrived. This is the first time we have run into them. We chatted on the radio but will see them sometime in the next few days. Greg and Debbie are their names. The wind picked up so safer to be on the boats. There is no wifi here or television. Spent the evening blogging and reading.
Today we travelled 57 nm.