The entrance to St. George’s Harbour is a very narrow cut between two coral islands. When we entered, it was fairly nerve-wracking, despite the fact that it wasn’t blowing right into the cut so the waves were only mildly scary and died just as we entered. The other day, on our St. Georges perambulation, the situation was quite different: with the winds blowing straight into the cut, boats were having a hell of a time getting through.
This is taken from the fort overlooking the cut. You can just see a sail peeking out behind the houses and between the rocks.
The cut at the entrance to St. George's Harbor - check out those waves!
You could throw a rock across this channel.
We watched this sailboat go through the cut, hit the waves, and basically start hobby-horsing. He can't have been making more than one knot through the whole channel out to safe water. Winds were blowing about 25 knots right on the nose. Yuck.
The fort is situated right at the entrance to the cut. You can see the red mark on the rocks just to the right.