The normal route
is west along the north coast of PR and the DR and either continue up the Old Bahamas
Channel to south Florida
or cut through the Bahamas
by turning NE from below West Caicos and heading for Mayaguana. Then either island hop up through the Bahamas to the Abacos. From there you can join the Gulf Stream
and ride it to the Carolinas and finally into the Chesapeake.
- - It is all a matter of how much time you have and your interest in seeing exploring the Bahamas. Most delivery
crews I know take the Old Bahamas Channel route and stop in Miami/Ft Lauderdale for a break and re-supply before continuing north.