Usually passages are 90% boring, 5% frustrating and sometimes 5% unpleasantly exciting. The passage from Marathon to Hollywood was 60% boring, 39% frustrating and 1% unpleasantly exciting.
After exploring the interior of the Cuba at the east end we decided to head to Varadero to put ourselves in striking distance of Havana and eventually the US.
After nearly two weeks of waiting for favourable weather, the harbour was full of sails, as boat after boat left Georgetown.
We had wanted to leave Eleuthera the day after we dropped mom and dad off but in Spanish Wells nothing was open so we spent the day on the boat doing odd jobs like cleaning after a week away and filling the water tanks with slightly salty tasting water.
They say the most dangerous thing on a boat is a calendar. This is because a calendar can force a sailor to head out to sea when he/she wouldn’t generally go. Thankfully we didn’t have to do that…