SAILING South for Eleutheran ADVENTURES in the BAHAMAS - Sapphire Blue Hole + Preacher's Cave Ep. 63
SAILING South for Eleutheran ADVENTURES in the BAHAMAS - Sapphire Blue Hole + Preachers Cave Ep. 63
We said goodbye to the Abacos and sailed 50 NM to Eleuthera! The wind was a bit tricky; we were sailing south and the wind was southeast so it was an upwind sail with a bit of tacking. Thanks to the daggerboards on the Seawind 1600 catamaran, it wasn't a problem!
We anchored just outside Spanish Wells, on St. George Cay, right next to Eleuthera in gorgeous aquamarine water. The island of Eleuthera is made of limestone, a porous surface, and over the years a number of blue holes and caves have been created. We hiked to the Sapphire Blue Hole to swim for a bit, then headed over to Preacher's Cave to see where the first English settlers, known as the Eleutheran Adventurers, called home. They sailed from Bermuda in search of religious freedom and after shipwrecking on nearby Devil’s Backbone reef, they found shelter and held sermons in this cave. They named the island after the Greek word Eleuthera, meaning freedom, and began a new life in the Bahamas.
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00:00- 05:54 Sailing Little Harbour, Great Abaco to Eleuthera
05:55-11:27 Hiking to the Sapphire Blue Hole
11:28-15:11 Hiking to Preachers Cave