Another windy day!
01 February 2009 | Hope Town, Bahamas
blowing hard from the north, cool!
With the wind blowing at 30-40mph from the north, we're happy to be in a safe port with good holding, and great services nearby.
The toerails have been completely sanded and oiled, both the older bikes repaired ( I got to take apart the sturmey-archer rear wheel gear/brake mechanism and figure out how it works!).
Louise is adding to her glass collection, and has finished polishing all of the stainless steel on the boat (which is quite alot).
With the wind from the north, the solar panels are "facing" south with the result that output exceeds 30Amps (360 watts) at noon with full sun. Obviously orientation is VERY important, and I am quite happy with the results to date. The watermaker continues to work perfectly and I'm going to have to find some new projects to keep me busy.
Louise is very happy at our current location, and with the longer stopovers, we're getting the opportunity to meet several other cruisers and locals and learn about different locations/facilities/equipment.
The outer islands are very scarcely populated so it's nice to have several good restaurants, pubs, grocery stores, etc to chose from. Things will be different as we head further south into the more remote areas.
We'll spend a couple more days here waiting for settled weather and then start exploring again. Our friends Patsy and George arrive in 10 days, so we probably won't go too far!
All the best!