Beach House and crew had a great time at Green Turtle Cay, but it was time to move on and we had to do a little business. We headed out of Black Sound and of course it was almost at low tide. But the lowest depth in the channel was 5.9 feet and that was only in one spot. The winds had picked up early and we would be heading into about 10 to 12 knots right on the nose. Inside the Sea Of Abaco, the wind waves are small so it was not an uncomfortable ride. It would only be about an hour before we dropped anchor in a small, very shallow bay at the west end of Manjack Cay. The part of the bay we anchored in is not for drafts over 4 feet at low tide. There is a deeper anchorage off a small beach near the western tip that can carry up to 6 feet at low tide.
We came to visit the publishers of Wavey Line Charts to finish up the details regarding using their charts in our Bahamas Edition of The Great Book Of Anchorages. They have a wonderful piece of property on Manjack Cay that they are slowly developing, and they live on their boat at the dock. Entering this small harbor is easy, but once inside the bottom rises quickly. Beach House draws 4 feet and we arrived right at low tide. We hit 4 feet at one point and backed out until the depth sounder registered 5. That would be the least depth we would see and the high tide for the day was 2.9 feet. This may be the most shallow depth we have anchored in so far.
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