Peter’s photo shows our track last evening as we circled our anchor several times as the tidal currents fought the winds.Peter wrote, “Our path at anchor at Rat Cay … the blob of squiggles to the left (west) is our path yesterday afternoon. Steady, consistent. At about 1830-1900 we noticed the boat adjacent had turned 90 to face north.. we followed soon after. Then the circus began. Around and around we went as shown by the bowl of spaghetti .. and we changed direction in mere minutes! Our sense of direction were the lights, due south of us of the town of Barretarre. I’ve never experienced anything like this. As I write this, the ebb tide current has once again facing due east”.
This morning happily made it to Lee Stocking Island and are anchored in 7’ of water. Twice we had to stop as the engine wasn’t getting water. Seems it’s fine in lower revs but not higher Thanks to a note from Chris McDonnell we have the problem fixed—the strainer raw water intake needed a new O-ring.
A beautiful spot where we will probably spend several days as high north winds are coming later in the week. I’m sure we’ll cope.
On the second day I flew my drone to get some aerial views. Sadly, on the 2nd takeoff it dropped into the sea. Peter took great effort into drying it out but the following date turning it on only yielded a puff of smoke. So, the drone is no more.