We wanted to head to Georgetown to get some supplies for the engines, provision a little and enjoy big city living before we set off for Cat Island. Cat Island would be our last stop in the Bahamas and there isn’t much in the way of large provisioning spots over there. When we pulled up to the anchorage outside of Georgetown we quickly realized something big was going on. There were boats, boats, and more boats as far as the eye could see. We didn’t know it at the time but the 38th George Town Cruising regatta was happening over the next week and everyone was already getting staged for the festivities. When you get to Georgetown you can take your tender under a small bridge and enter Victoria Harbor. This is the hub for the cruising community in Georgetown. There is a fantastic public tender dock with free clean water. A separate public dock for the Shell station if you need to top off a couple jugs of fuel. There are a couple grocery stores right around the water and restaurants for a good bite to eat. We knew it would be a bit busier in Georgetown, but we didn’t expect quite so much commotion. It was more crowded than Marsh Harbor. The regatta really draws a crowd. We decided to grab our provisions, stop by Brown’s Marine for a few items, and plan our escape route out of the area. Unwritten Timeline was set and ready to go early morning on our third day anchored in Stocking Harbor.
Next we get back off the beaten path for Cat Island and the highest point in all of the Bahamas.