I am finally approaching the point where I’ll be ready to leave Georgetown and start heading south to Turks & Caicos and the DR. Invariably, I keep finding last minute chores and projects that I need to accomplish before I leave. It is said that Stocking Island here is humorously known as “Chicken Island” as this is the farthest many people make it before they find a reason to turn around and head back north. There is a possibility that my delay is partly along these lines as I find reasons to put off the challenge, but I think I am also rightly concerned about making sure I have my ducks in a row before I set off.
My time in Georgetown has been really great, the harbor has ended up being a safe haven with a protected anchorage and access to key services as well as a great community of other cruisers whose comradery and support has been truly amazing.
In the end, I am OK with taking a little extra time to get everything ready to make sure I am as secure in my travel as possible. I am also constrained by the weather forecast as I need to makes sure I find a few days in a row that will give me fair winds and safe anchorages along the way.
I have a few more things on the boat to take care of and the current forecast shows a potential disturbance of note this weekend so as soon as that resolves or passes, I should be ready to finally head out!!