Around the Whale!
04 January 2010 | Hopetown Harbour
Blowing from the west, with more to follow..
Our late evening entertaining some neighbours was followed by an early breakfast, stow all the loose stuff, retrieve bicycles, and make an early departure (8:15am) out of Black Sound....
The strong west winds were happy to blow us south-west at 7.5 knots around Whale Cay (6-8 foot waves) and then back inside to be protected from the ocean rollers, and a quick southern sail to arrive in Hopetown by noon.
Anne-Marie is delighted to have "sailed the whale" and is looking forward to exploring a new and exciting place.
After a well deserved lunch at the Harbour's Edge restaurant (c/w internet) Louise and AM are off to the beach to search for sea glass, while I get to play on the internet.
The weather is quite cool and lots of folks are complaining about the 12C weather and cold winds from Canada. We're wearing our fleeces, scarves,and the local Bahamians are wearing woolen hats.... time to find my socks!
The weather forecast looks cools and windy for the rest of the week, so we'll relax and stay put for the rest of the week.