Merry Christmas, Mon!
25 December 2006 | Big Majors Spot
Well, Christmas arrived and amazingly Santa found us way down here in The Bahamas. We spent Christmas Eve at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, where we had dinner, a Filet Mignon & Lobster dinner. With the best Key Lime Pie we have ever tasted for dessert.
It was great fun, and we chatted with both other cruisers and an English family staying at cabins at the club. It is not a yacht club in the North American sense, but a remote marina with a neat bar and dining room. Back on the boat, we were ready for bed after reciting our new version of The Night Before Christmas over the VHF.
This morning Sarah, assisted by Meghan, made Burritos for Brunch, and we then cast off and headed over to nearby Big Majors Spot, where there are some pigs that survived some long ago shipwreck, and will swim out to your boat for food. So we had fun feeding the swimming pigs, had a swim, and headed out to Black Point Harbor where we were two nights ago.
It will provide the best protection in the fresh southerlies we have today, and we will be staying close as Sarah will be flying out of Staniel on Thursday.
Arriving there, Sarah & I went SCUBA diving, for Sarah the first time, and for me an opportunity to replace the zinc on the propeller shaft and clean the hull a bit. The others went snorkeling until a Sting ray chased them back ashore.
We haven't had a chance to open presents (stockings were opened this morning) so that is for tonight. Turkey breast and stuffing for dinner with champagne to start and dessert wine to finish. Chardonnay in between. We are watching an approaching front that is predicted to bring north-westerlies on Tuesday night. So we will be moving back over to another nearby spot tomorrow for protection from the opposite direction as tonight.