19 February 2009 | Marsh Harbour
Cool and windy... 65F
Well we waited for the high tide to arrive in Hope Town, and at 3pm left the harbour and sailed north to Marsh Harbour, the third largest town in the Bahamas (pop. 5000).
We arrived at quite a nice marina before dark (Mangoes Marina) where we'll spend a couple of days washing the boat, and re-stocking the pantry thanks to the better selection of groceries available.
Pamela arrived at 7pm via Nassau, and after a late (and slow) dinner at Snappas, we spent our first evening tied to a dock in over two months (the first time since leaving Stuart, Florida.
The easy access to fresh water and electricity is undoubtedly convenient, but the noise and lack of privacy has Louise hoping to leave tomorrow to return to the simplier life of floating away from land with no immediate neighbours.
The music in the local bar goes on until midnight so our simple life of retiring at 9pm isn't possible at the moment.
The wind is blowing at 30+ mph from the west, so we'll hope it swings around to the North and head back down south when possible.
Still no definite plans concerning destination, but we're both really enjoying meeting lots of friendly and relaxed sailers, comparing boats and equipment, and sharing good anchorages and grocery stores, etc.
Pamela is only here for a week, so we'll probably spend alot of time on the beach with a couple of days of sailing as well.
Hope the weather in Ottawa is improving and that Winterlude is having good weather!
All the best.....