We tried anchoring
for the night just North of West End (and the $$$ Old Bahama Bay marina). We were about 75 yards off the flat point/beach area. We had a bad bad time of it. Boat
swung on conflicting winds/tide - wrapped anchor rode
around our keel
, drug the anchor, went aground. All in all a sleepless night. Perhaps we just picked a bad spot, but it realy sucked.
Perhaps a second anchor kedged out would have eliminated the swinging?
We werent tryng to be cheap
, it just didn't seem to make sense to pay $100+ for a few hours being tied to the OBB docks.
Yes, up the channel and towards Mangrove - no problem. I concur with Morgan's advice
and go on to Great Sail. You can pick your quadrants of protection there - a decent shoreline/bay no matter which way wind
Enjoy - have fun!
There is NOTHING quite so cool as seeing that Bahamas blue water
for the first time under your keel