We set off again and rounded the Southern tip of Great Abaco and turned North. We thought about pushing on up around the North part of the island to Marsh Harbor, but decided to drop anchor in another pristine spot at Cherokee Point. This little spot is rather sparse, but the beach is a beautiful white powder sand and worth the stop. It is on the East side of the island and could be a little rough with the trade winds, but you can tuck around the jetty right up to the beach and still have over 10 feet of water. We did want to get our mail eventually so we only stayed one day and two nights. The second day, morning broke and we headed out and up to Marsh Harbor rounding Man-O-War Cay into the anchorage.
Marsh Harbor is a major cruiser destination much like Georgetown. The anchorage can get jam packed with sailboats and people enjoying the Bahamas but still looking for a little civilization. While we don’t normally look for big hubs while we’re cruising we needed something just like this so we could receive our mail. Thankfully, Marsh Harbor wasn’t too crowded since it was still early in the season. It is nice to have easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and marine chandleries. We took advantage of all of those facilities and waited for our mail. We ended up being in Marsh Harbor for over a week. Apparently our mail was on island time.
Stay tuned next time when we start sailing back South along the beautiful Bahamas Islands.