Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Conception Island

We left the Marina at Emerald Bay bright and early this morning. The winds were light and pretty much on the nose so we motored the entire 45 miles. We arrived by mid-afternoon and dropped the anchor. Conception is a small island that is not very protected from ocean swells. We had 1-3 foot swells all the way over and we were a bit worried the anchorage would be rolly and uncomfortable. There is a little surge here but not too bad. The Island is part of the Bahamas National Trust. It is uninhabited and fishing is prohibited. The water is amazingly clear. George watched the anchor dig into the sand as it dropped in 10 feet of water then saw a nurse shark swim by. We watched the sun set in the west and saw a "green flash" just as the sun dipped below the horizon. (No photo of it, unfortunately.)

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