Billy seemed disappointed and suggested we leave this morning and travel straight to Fort Pierce....28 hours! Ugh! The other 3 boats felt uncomfortable about this plan because of the narrow weather window. We wanted 2 days of good weather, not 24 hours! West End it is for Wednesday!
more perfect day. We passed through 2 big areas of water where the bottom looked stirred up...milky. But in the rest of the Banks, the water was so clear it was like looking down into an aquarium. I can see coral, sea fans, sand dollars, grass, and some small fish as we sail by. Guys on a small fishing boat are conching! We just passed Mangrove Cay at 4:00 pm which is where we agreed to anchor as of this morning. Change of plans! All the captains talked on channel 69 and we're going to push on and anchor somewhere on the Banks. Our anchors were all dropped out on the Banks about 10 miles from Indian Cut. It was like being in the middle of the ocean. You couldn't see land anywhere!!! By anchoring here, we can get to the Barracuda Shoals and out through the Indian Cut one hour before high tide. The water is very skinny here but passing through this cut will save us time and miles and put us into the marina before the predicted storm.