Fine Lion at Hog Cay...look at that water!
OK, it's "post party week". You'd think more boats would have left by now, but with the winds blowing 18-25 from the east, they're holed up here at Hog Cay. Some have left, but we still have 18 in the anchorage. This place is a nice spot.
A beautiful anchorage
It's been blowing too much to go hunting. The cuts between the islands are too rough, but we did get out yesterday. Not that good of a day, but we didn't get skunked. The afternoon wallows are a little crowded with all the boats here, and there are more cocktail parties on the beach. That's not all that bad.
There was a power boat here that the owner "modified" a bit. It's a 48' DeFever. They are excellent trawlers with a good reputation, but I guess he wanted a hybrid. He put a mast on the foredeck...so now he has a mainsail along with a steadying sail that is normal on trawlers. I'm not sure of the effectiveness with this arrangement. There are a lot of issues like ballast, rudder effectiveness, deck support, etc. It certainly looks goofy. It takes all types.
A weird rig
We met a boat called Gem a couple of years ago. They are an Australian couple...and a lot of fun. They had a bunch of us over for cocktails and apps. It gave me a chance to try a home made Stromboli. It was pretty good for a first attempt. We were celbrating their fourth anniversary of cruising. They're going to Cuba tomorrow. It's only 65 miles. Hopefully we'll meet up with them when they get back.
Today is mailboat day. Always full of surprises.
The Captain C