Trying to sail East when the wind is blowing from that direction is never easy. We spent 30 hrs. crossing the Gulf Stream because of wind direction and then motored across the Great Bahama Bank in a calm. As the wind picked up while we approached the Berry Island Chain I noticed some rigging in need of attention. Up the mast for a quick fix and then a long 26 hour motor sail down the Tongue of the Ocean which is located between Andros Island and New Providence Island. After an all day slog to windward navigating the Decca Channel we completed an exciting night time transit of Conch Cut in the Exuma Island Chain. Once again the wind on the nose made for a long night on the trip across Exuma Sound to Cat Island.