Getting ready for Christmas
20 December 2010 | Hopetown on Elbow Cay
Cool north winds at 20knots
Another week has drifted by filled with long walks, some snorkeling on the big reef, a complete rebuild on my favorite Mitchell 330 fishing reel, some unsuccessful fishing and lobster spearing (those big fish seem way too smart/fast to catch!) and long bicycle rides down the island to watch the surfers catch the waves.
My body is not used to all of the exercise, so I'll need to slowly work myself into top shape.
Louise is busy baking bread and experimenting with new treats ( the papaya and prosciutto is quite interesting) with lots of crab claws and lobster tails.
The boat seems to have stabilized itself in terms of repairs, so we'll keep our fingers crossed that no major problems develop. After much difficulty our new dinghy was picked up last Friday in St. Pete's Florida and will hopefully be delivered today to West Palm Beach in time to make the freighter departure (I'm not optimistic, based upon results to date).
The Christmas lights are organized, the presents are wrapped, we're ready for a festive holiday!