I love Meeks Patch - about half way down the west side in east winds and about a third of the way down on the east side in west winds. You can dinghy
ashore on Meeks Patch and there is a series of three islands southwards with Explorer Chart anchorages at each on the west side.
- - I never use Current Cut heading south as my boat is too large and the turns too difficult in the current. Instead I head
southwest to Fleming
Channel which is wide open and very easy. Then I head east and south down to Governors Harbor - one of my favorite stops. Fabulous little town built on a hill. Used to be a major bed
and breakfast tourist place until the cruise
ships stole all their customers.
- - Don't miss Rock Sound with another wonderful little village town. Just be careful to follow the Explorer Charts
to get into Rock Sound and out again.
- - From Rock Sound I usually cross southwestward to the Exumas
and work my way south to near Little Farmers and then cross over to New Bight, Cat Island. The is the famous Hermitage at New Bight Cat Island which is a "don't miss it" opportuntity to see something unique and very different. If there is a blow head south from New Bight to Old Bight or Joe's Sound and anchor there.
- - From New/Old Bight is is south down to Calabash on Long Island
and work your way down to Thompson Bay/ Salt
Pond for some seriously unusual things. Be sure to get dinner with other boaters at Thompson Bay Inn. It is an experience and a half.
- - To get to the Jumentos head west to the Comer Channel on the Explorer Charts
. I have not seen less than 7 feet of water
in the channel although it does get a little tight in a place or two. After exiting the west end of the Comer Channel there is plenty of water
all the way down the Jumentos. Few folks go there so you will have some unique experiences.