Mayaguana is the most south-easterly island in Bahamas chain. We had about a 10-hour run to go from Atwood Harbour to Abrahams Bay. The reason we had undertaken the long slog to windward the previous day to reach Atwood Harbour was to set us up for 2 full days of northerly winds. That would give us a nice “downhill” run with an average of 20kts of wind on the aft port quarter. The swells got fairly large, averaging about 8 feet and sometimes more. We were in the Atlantic now, and riding the rollers.
Abrahams Bay is on the south side of Mayaguana, so we were well protected from the northerly swells while at anchor. We understood that we needed to clear customs both entering and exiting the country. We called the local Mayaguana government office and were told not to bother, just mail in our paperwork from the next country. Roger that!