Well, I know there is a lack of information out there when I Google “Bahamas” and “marine weather” and find my own blog entry about the lack of detailed weather information here. However, I am learning to figure things out by reading the forecasts more carefully and looking to a variety of sources.
We have another cold front moving through the area today which will swing the wind around to north and pick up the seas again. However, by Monday night or early Tuesday, things will have settled down. There should be a southwesterly wind Tuesday 10-15 knots. Seas are still forecast to be four to six feet, but “in a northerly swell”. That means more gentle and widely spaced waves rather than steep wind-driven waves. I’m planning to call Captain John Fortenberry later today to see if he can get back here tomorrow so we can make a run at it.
Meanwhile, I’ve kind of enjoyed a couple of lazy days here in Port Lucaya. I’ve finished a good book, continued to straighten and organize the boat, watched a couple of good movies, and eaten out in the little marketplace here. And also, of course, I’ve learned a lot about how to get the weather forecasts in the Bahamas.