After a week in the well-known cruiser destination of Georgetown, where winter cruisers organize activities almost everyday, culminating in a 2 week regatta at the end of the season, we moved on to Cat Island and then overnight up to the Abacos. We skipped this group on our way down in 1999, so we wanted to visit. The area is beautiful for sure, but with our draft--which is only 5 1/2 feet-- we had to be very careful and watch the bottom and the tides all the time. Average depth seems to be less than our keel, so we managed to hit bottom twice in our 2 weeks there. Oh well, at least there are no more barnacles on the bottom of the keel.