There are good anchorages
to the west of Saddleback and South Cay in 15 to 20 feet with fair protection from the N through SE. The reefs
along the east to southeast of Andros are not high and won't protect you much if the wind
& seas get up past 35 or so. You will still be limited in how much farther you can go west, as it gets very shallow with many shifting sand bores. By playing the tides, you should be able to explore up the inside of the reef, but it is quite narrow in places, rocky and lots of coral
heads in the Kemps Bay area.
Do watch the weather
, you don't want to get stuck there with a strong anything from the east -- a long lee shore and no way to quickly get to deep water
. Plus, lots of fetch from the Tongue. Not much out there.
Green Cay to the Exumas
is easy. Anchoring
to the W/NW is probably your best bet (I'd rate holding as fair to good) if winds are from the E/SE, but I didn't like the looks of the anchoring
on the east side. Get the Explorer charts
if you don't already have them and you won't have a problem. There are uncharted coral
heads, more so as you get south, but if you stay in the known channels and keep your watch alert, you'll be fine. I wouldn't do it at night.
By the way, if you have Navionics charts
on your plotter, don't trust them!
They are often, very wrong! Really, chart
your progress on paper.
By the way, if you get to Little Farmers, do check out the Little Farmer's "Yacht Club" (so to speak). Roosevelt Nixon (yeah, what a name) is the proprietor. Very nice fellow, he'll work hard to make you happy and has some great fishing
stories. He's got good mooring
balls close to the cut in case you want to make an early dash to Exuma Sound. Lots of surge through the cut, and only fair holding, so we took a ball. Otherwise, there's good anchoring on the NW side of Little Farmers (just not in front of the air strip).
Hope this helps.
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