"2002 Trip Part 4 Frazier's Hog Cay" Frazer's Hog Cay Travelogue by grandmaR
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We pulled the anchor from where we anchored near the Northwest Channel Light, and motor sailed. We passed Mama Rhoda Rock and Chub Cay (could see the Batelco tower and the water tank) and turned north to go to Frazier's Hog Caye and the Berry Island Club. I had trouble contacting the marina on the radio, and finally phoned a number in Ft. Lauderdale and they gave me the local number (which I've lost). After we threaded our way in through the shallows, we came into the marina and tied up.
There are several beaches (for walking - they didn't look too good for swimming).
The marina has an exchange library, a bar and a small restaurant. It is really good fresh food-Bahamian/Cajan. Laundry is $4 washer load. We went for a walk on the beach and took some pictures, and had dinner. The Berry Island Club is the new/old name. It was originally the Berry Island Club, and then it was renamed for the caye, and has come back to the original name.
The marina is very isolated. It costs $10 each to go to the airport or in to Chub (in a beach buggy which wasn’t working when we were there) or pickup truck. The marina and moorings are really only protected from west winds. Bob walked around again the next day, accompanied by the marina dog.
We left the marina on Thurs. on the rising tide, at about noon, so we could see the bottom contours. The two trawler/motor boat people who came in from Chub after we did helped walk us out, and it was a piece of cake even with the wind & current. (One of them is on a mooring, but the other one was so uncomfortable on the mooring in the SE wind that they’ve anchored over in the flats – the little lobster boat only draw about 2 ft.) We went 1.9 nm out to Bird Island and anchored just inside of the island from the North West Channel. It was quite rolly because the wind and current were not in sync. Talked to Herb. Bob put up the sails to steady us. We could see the waves crashing on the shore on the other side of the island over a low spot. Eventually, we had some stew and went to bed. The rollers died down and the boat was steady, so Bob took in the sails. The wind generator did run most of the night.
Got up early and pulled the anchor. Bob put up the main and staysail before he pulled the anchor. Because of wind and current, we had to power up to the anchor, and it took some time. Then I drove out to the channel while Bob shaved. The waves were 4 ft, and the wind was from the ESE, which is where we are headed.
We motor-sailed now at a pretty good rate- along with 8-10 other boats, mostly from Chub Cay. We had a couple of brief showers, and a persistent rainbow. I took a photo (right above), but the rainbow is hard to see. There’s a boat right at the end of it.
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