Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 24th - Treasure Cay - Great Abaco Island

Lat: 26 40N Lon: 77 17W Our journey north through the Abacos continues with a stop at this gem of a marina.

Treasure Cay Marina is the northwest corner of the Sea of Abaco and is our final stopping point before making the run around THE DREADED WHALE where you have to time it perfectly to clear Wale Cut and run out on the Atlantic Ocean for a few miles before re-entering on the other side of Whale Cay The very well protected harbour is entered through a very narrow channel that has been dredged all the way into the marina. Our trip up from Marsh Harbour was supposed to be a quiet motor, however mother nature decided she'd throw in a bunch of wind which kicked up the seas and put the whole works right on the nose AGAIN! We made the trip up with Denny and Debbie on "True North". They're from South Dakota and have been here before.

As the sign says, just follow the stakes to the end. You have to pass a quiet anchorage before entering the marina area. If you anchor they charge you $10 a day and you get full use of the facilities. It costs $1.00 per foot to tie to a dock.

We chose to take a marina which was a great deal.

As you can see, there's nobody here. Our davits look great, don't they? Wind Warrior I looks so different now compared to when we left. Back to the story ...... After our traditional celebratory drink for arriving safely we thought we'd wander up to the pool area. WOW! This place is beautiful. Too bad we didn't get here sooner. We'll definitely be back here again.

Surrounding the marina area are condos. I hear they fill up during the summer months rather than during the winter.

Anybody hungry? Denny knows of this beach bar on the other side of the peninsula that has great food and entertainment, so off we go.

Did I mention that this is a beach bar ...... I didn't realize that the beach would be this big ...... And the sand was very fine and felt like powder.

We all had a great evening of dining, dancing and singing before returning to the boats for the night.

Tomorrow morning was going to be early as we wanted to depart Treasure Cay hit the tide right for going around THE WHALE enroute to our next destination of Green Turtle Cay. Have a great evening.

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