Shango 2017-

Position Reports


Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
22° 21.258' N 75° 48.815' W 18 Feb 2019 09:30 None None None Raccoon Cay, Jumentos, Bahamas. Another day another island. Raccoon is only about 4-5 miles south of Buena Vista. First time we have had an anchorage and an island to ourselves in the Jumentos. No fisherman and no cruisers. Many signs of an old salt making operation as well as crumbling rock house foundations and walls. Beautiful in a very stark sort of way. Hard to imagine eking out a living here. No signs of fresh water or soil suitable for growing anything. We looked for any sign of old paths to get over to the ocean side but only saw goat trails leading to and from the old salt pond. Still thinking about Hog Cay for tomorrow. It is supposed to be the most popular anchorage and only a few miles north of Duncan Town so there may be a cell signal.
22° 25.525' N 75° 50.18' W 17 Feb 2019 09:30 None None None Buena Vista Cay, Jumentos, Bahamas. Moved a bit south to Buena Vista Cay today. Longest beach in the Jumentos so we had a nice walk. Found a path over to the Ocean side of the island. Amy found two hamburger beans but complained that there were a lot of signs of bean hunters before her. Lobster for dinner again tonight. We'll probably move south again tomorrow and the next day to find a good spot for the expected strong winds mid-week. All is good.
22° 28.683' N 75° 50.765' W 16 Feb 2019 09:30 None None None Nurse Cay, Jumentos, Bahama. Enjoyed Flamingo. Walked across the island and had a picnic at the Northern anchorage which would be a lovely spot in east wind. Two of the fishing boats from Water Cay anchored near by and we went over and bought some lobster and gave them the latest weather report and some old books. They were very pleased. Nurse Cay is another nice spot. Did some beachcombing and also caught up with Whisper who mis anchored south of us. Very calm and peaceful.
23° 1.686' N 75° 42.428' W 13 Feb 2019 09:30 None None None Water Cay, Jumentos, Bahamas. Had a great time in Thompson's Bay. Grocery store keeps getting better and Tiny's is doing fine as a local watering hole and met some nice folks there. Motored to the Jumentos today. Light winds are expected for the next week to ten days, although there will be some very weak clocking fronts that we will have to pay attention to. Should be fun to explore if the weather stays fair.
23° 21.577' N 75° 8.293' W 09 Feb 2019 13:40 None None None Thompson's Bay, Long Island. Had a rip roaring close reach in 25-30. Down to a second reef and staysail by the time we arrived. Always good to have some practice for stronger winds.Tracen J is off to Georgetown to prepare for leaving the boat in Hole 3 while they return to Texas for a bit of work and their daughter's wedding. We'll do some boat work here for several days and see if we can find some lighter ESE winds to visit the Jumentos. Wednesday looks like a possibility.


Vessel Particulars

Name: Shango 2017-

Length: 12.3

Draft: 1.6