Sailing Around The World

GOOD BY NASSAU

We have finally been able to leave Nassau! We decided to sail from Nassau across a very shallow area that was 20 nautical miles wide and was peppered with coral head reefs to make life interesting. Our depth was no deeper than 20 feet and at our shallowest area for 2 miles was 10 feet. I guess that doesnt mean much but our boat draws 6.5 feet and that leaves little room for error. Anyway we made it through the maze of reefs and we did it under sail going 7 knots. I think it was a good first run at visual navigation and look forward to more. We made landfall at a little island called Highborne Island with nothing on it but it gets us out of the wind and waves and thats awesome. Location: 24deg 42.77min N, 76deg 49.79min W

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