In The Land of Plenty
31 March 2017 | Georgetown, Bahamas
Yeah, plenty of BOATS! The largest town in the Exumas is home to a mere 1,800 residents. But there is also a cruiser population this time of year of 200+ boats. It's our first time in Georgetown, and it is quite a shock coming into Elizabeth Harbour and seeing all those masts. It has been fun reuniting with several of the cruiser friends we have made along the way. Everyone eventually winds up here. It is the also the turnaround point for many North American cruisers, and with the southeasterlies we have been enjoying these last few days, they are leaving in droves.
Meanwhile, we are prepping for our passage to Jamaica. It looks like we'll leave tomorrow on the 500 nm sail south to the Windward Passage, past Haiti and Cuba into the Caribbean Sea and then on to Port Antonio.
Lots to do before then: shopping, fuel, water and laundry. Oh, and LOTS of good-byes, including Fred and Wendy, who will leave for Cat Island the middle of next week on the start of their journey back to our old slip in Coquina Harbour. We have reservations tonight at Beacon Restaurant for the sad event. More on that later.