Author Archives: Sail Kestrel

About Sail Kestrel

We are two full time cruisers aboard our Island Packet 35 sailboat, Kestrel.

April 5-6, 2018: Green Turtle Cay, Abaco

We were eager to leave Great Guana Cay, and our next destination was Green Turtle Cay to the northwest.  Getting to Green Turtle is a little more complicated than the hops between other Abaco islands.  The water is too shallow … Continue reading

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April 3-4, 2018: Great Guana Cay, Abaco

We left Hopetown and motored 12.8 nm over to Great Guana Cay, a trip of 3 hours.  We anchored in 13 feet of water in Fisher’s Bay, a little northwest of Delia’s Cay.  The first thing we did was dinghy … Continue reading

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April 1-2, 2018: Hope Town, Abaco

When we left Marsh Harbour, we headed a short distance east to an anchorage off of Hope Town on Elbow Cay.  Our friends R and D on s/v Scheherazade recommended a particular spot that was between two busier anchorages, and … Continue reading

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March 25-30, 2018: Marsh Harbour, Abaco

On March 25, we left our anchorage off of Man O Way Cay and motored 3.76 nm to an anchorage just north of the entrance to Marsh Harbour.  The anchorage is on Mermaid Reef, and it was absolutely lovely.  We … Continue reading

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March 19 – 24, 2018: Marsh Harbour Anchorage and Man O War Cay

On March 19, we left our anchorage at Lynyard Cay bound for an anchorage on the southern or “back” side of Marsh Harbour, Abaco.  There was a nasty cold front on the way, and that was the best spot to … Continue reading

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March 17 – 18, 2018: Little Harbour, Abaco

Going from Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, to Little Harbour, Abaco, was going to take too long to accomplish in daylight, so we decided to do it in an overnight trip and arrive in the morning.  After the challenging trips we had … Continue reading

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March 14 – 16, 2018: Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

While Kestrel stayed anchored off of Meeks Patch, we went into Spanish Wells twice by dinghy. The approach into Spanish Wells through the entrance channel.  The first aqua building is Spanish Wells Marine and Hardware.  The second one to the … Continue reading

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