Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wednesday, March 28th

Cutter Loose is underway from Man-O-War Cay on a rising tide, bound for Marsh Harbour, the provisioning capital of Abaco.  This is an opportunity to restock the galley with fresh fruits and vegetables from Maxwell’s Grocery Store.  The produce is … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 25th through Tuesday, March 27th – lazy days at Man-O-War Cay

Sunday dawns a bright and sunny day with 20 knots of wind clocking from the southwest to the west and barely a cloud in the sky at Man-O-War Cay.  Sirius marine weather radar depicts a cold front advancing through the Florida … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 24th

A cold front exiting the southeast coast of the U.S. is headed towards the Bahamas on Sunday, causing us to re-think our plan to remain in Little Harbor.  Granted, the harbor here is one of the best in Abaco in … Continue reading

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Friday, March 23rd

At 7:30 AM, the sun is shining and Cutter Loose is outbound in Hopetown channel on a rising tide.  Today’s destination is Little Harbor, some 16 miles to the south.  Our course takes us through White Sound and alongside Tahiti Beach … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 18th through Thursday, March 22nd – Hanging out in Hopetown Harbor

Hopetown is a place that is difficult to leave.  It is a quaint village of narrow streets and  picket fences.  At noon and again at 6 PM, the sound of chimes from the carillon at the Methodist Church descends on … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 17th

Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies and moderate 15 knot winds from the northeast.  Cutter Loose is under sail on a comfortable beam reach bound for the village of Hopetown on Elbow Cay, about 12 miles to the southeast of … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th

Great Guana Cay is a linear barrier island in Abaco, home to several small resorts, marinas and shops.  Fewer than 200 people reside here.  Most of the homes are seasonally occupied.  Access to Guana is by ferry or private boat.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 14th

Early morning showers in Marsh Harbor provide the backdrop for a relaxing morning aboard Cutter Loose.  Rain has been a rare event on this voyage.  In the cozy confines of the salon, we take comfort in the sound of raindrops … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 11th through Tuesday, March 13th – lay days in Marsh Harbour

Cutter Loose is one of about forty boats anchored in Marsh Harbour.   The harbor is large, well-protected from prevailing easterlies and the holding ground is good.  At the three marinas here in Marsh Harbour, there are another 200 boats docked for … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 10th

The anchor is up at Manjack Cay at 6:20 AM.  From all appearances, it is a perfect day to transit Whale Cay passage.  Under clear skies, the wind is light and variable at less than 5 knots.   Our course takes … Continue reading

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