We are in Port Antonio, Jamaica after enjoying an almost perfect sail from Georgetown
. A brisk northwesterly took us north around Lom Island, moved to the north as we rounded the island then clocked to the northeast then east as we made our way south. Stayed on a port tack, mainly broad reach, for more than 350 miles until the wind
petered out and we motored the last 100 miles to Port Antonio.
Thoughts about the sail:
1. Spent a night in the Castle Island anchorage. Does not show on the Explorer charts but does show on the Garmin chartplotter
, entrance off by a few hundred meters.
2. Checked out at Matthew Town, Great Inagua. Super efficient customs
. DO NOT go into the government dock
basin. There is wreck in the entrance that is hard to miss. Anchor
3. There is a strong south setting current
in the Windward Passage
, up to 2 knots is my guesstimate. I would avoid going north through this passage.
We met some cruisers who came via Isle a Vache. Glowing reviews
. Also met some Haitian sailors in Great Inagua. Great sailors, hand built good looking boats, rope
, sculling oar, Pardey
style to the extreme. I felt like a pansy in our fibreglass boat.
Port Antonio looks good at first glance. Thanks Jedi!