Well the Digicell data connection on Anegada was real slow so we could check email but not much more, so now its a few days later and time for an update.
Plan was to cast off the mooring at Saba Rock, motor over to the dock and pick up ice & 250 gallons of water that was all included in the mooring fee. Guess it was rush hour when we decided to leave and a number of boats were jockeying for the single dock position and we decided to bypass them based on the theory that we were consuming more rum than water and that we’d be OK till we top up with diesel later in the cruise.
Motored out the sound, sniffed the north easterly trades and skipper Jerry says its a beam reach up to Anegada so lets get some sheet out. Main goes up then the jib and we settle into heading that will take us to “Anegada Approach” which is the point where you enter the narrow approach channel that takes you in through the shallow reefs and into the mooring field.
Mark is at the wheel and having his work cut out for him as he jockeyed the wheel to compensate for the swells and wind gusts. “Doesn’t this boat have an auto-pilot?” and we let it keep us on the heading up to Anegada as it seemed to be better suited at second guessing the buffeting as we sailed on up.