Jewfish Cut to Georgetown

Due to persistent, stronger than normal easterlies we decided to accompany Lady Margaret down the west side of Great Exuma and Little Exuma Islands. It is a route called "the old mailboat route" and is well off the beaten track.

It was a long day. We passed through Jewfish Cut without incident other than some frayed nerves and still had quite a way to go. The winds had moved more south-east so we elected to anchor at Green Turtle Cut. It was low tide on the way in so we had to wiggle and walk our keel across the sand bores. The result was a rolly night in a somewhat protected anchorage.

The next day we moved further east to be in a good position to cross over into the Exuma Sound on the west side of the islands. Another rolly night. If you could see that far, Cuba was off our starboard quarter, about 100 miles away. Nice beaches.

We left early and made good time to Hog Cay Cut to pass through on a rising tide followed by a romping sail up to the southern entrance to Georgetown. All of the above is well off the bottom of the chart on the web-page.

Not the best 3 days of our trip! We made it to Georgetown in one piece.