Roatan to San Andres
We knocked off the biggest run of trip, 430 miles.
The forecast was decent but the seas were not.
The first 18 hours or so were 4-6' wind waves that were incredibly tight.
We had to go 6 knots and water was coming over the hard top the entire time.
The worst part was the night. We could not see the waves or the horizon once the moon went down.
The boat took the seas like a champ. This is the best sea boat I have ever been in.
Late in the night the ocean sat down and by noon we were running 22 knots.
We got to San Andres right at last light. So much for never coming into an unknown port in the dark.
The approach was incredibly well lighted, but once we got to the "marina" there were unlighted boats anchored out everywhere. I could not see them and literally had to be talked through by our customs agent who was on the dock.
As you can see in the photos below, the boats were incredibly tight with less than 100 yards of clearance.
I cannot say enough good things about our customs agent, Renee. He guided us through, got us a slip, and took care of everything.
We were beat, but how often do you get to San Andres, so we walked into town and grabbed dinner and drinks. Everyone we met was extremely friendly and helpful.
3/29/2015 11:41:35 pm
Congrats on your successful, challenging crossing.
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