We departed Providenciales on Wednesday, December 18. We had to leave the marina at high tide, which was 11:00 a.m. We had plenty of time to make the 40 mile trip to Six Hills, Turks and Caicos, for an overnight stop. There was little protection from the wind so we got up the next day and headed to Big Sand Cay.
The 4.5 hour trip to Big Sand Cay was only 28 miles, but it seemed like 28 hours to me! The wind was against us and the seas were very rolly with large, short period waves which made for a very rough passage.
I got SO seasick! I wore my seasickness wrist bands, and even tried the earplug in the non dominant ear trick. Nothing worked! I didn't take any Dramamine or other motion-sickness medicine because I didn't want medicine hangover. But, looking back, I should have! We were on a short trip, and we were going to be at Big Sand Cay for several days at least. I had plenty of time to get over drowsiness. Ah, hindsight!
|My hero! LA had to be captain AND nurse on this passage!|
I was of no help to LA on the passage (not that he needs it!). Usually, I am helping with watch during the day, navigation, and snacks. I looked green as a gourd! (Thankfully, no photos taken!) LA tended to me and put ice packs on my forehead and neck. I was able to get some sleep and get some some relief.
LuLu wasn't feeling too sporty either! She wedged herself against the winches and the side curtains and hunkered down the whole way.
About one hour before we made landfall, I woke up and felt better. The anchorage was pretty calm and I made a quick recovery.
|Genesis in a protected anchorage at Big Sand Cay|