Monday, May 9, 2011

May 4th travel to Little harbor in the Abacos

We have been patiently waiting for a good weather window to head north across 50 miles of the Atlantic ocean to Little Harbor.  Our weather sources tell us the wind will be fairly light today, less than 10 knots, out of the east, southeast.  However the wind has been blowing pretty good lately so there are some 5-8' swells.  Another boat left early and gave us a sea state report.  They said it was sloppy and rolly but doable.  So we left the dock about 9:30 am to head out the Spanish Wells channel and through a narrow reef strewn passage to the Atlantic.  Some people use a local  pilot but Glenn had been through the cut before so he led us out with out a problem.  We are on our way!.  It is rolly with some huge swells but only a light wind chop on top of the swells.  The waves are on our beam, but it is a gentle roll with one of those mountainous swells letting you know who is in control.  Our ETA to pass through the Little Harbor cut into the Sea of Abaco is 3:30  pm which is dead low tide.  Our ultimate destination is Little Harbor which as the name implies is a neat little protected harbor.  One small obstacle is at low tide there is only 3.5' of water in the entrance so we throw the anchor down.  Glenn is pulling his huge inflatable boat, so we hop in it and go into Little Harbor and visit Pete's Pub, drink a Kalik, and make dinner reservations.
Path to Petes Pub from the Atlantic ocean side.  There is nothing at Little harbor except a few homes , Pete's  Pub .  Petes Pub is a little hut in the sand with a saw horse for a bar stool as well as a few chairs and some picnic tables
After the tide came up,  we went into Little Harbor and picked up a mooring ball.  Beautiful evening topped off with dinner at Pete's at a picnic table in your bare feet in the sand.  Fresh tuna or dolphin.  The local fishing is in full swing, so all the fish is right out of the ocean
Pete's.  The ceiling is littered with tee shirt's 

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