The last couple of days!
26 March 2009 | Green Turtle Cay
windy and bright! 20C
We lifted anchor and sailed south for an hour to reach New Plymouth which is the closest place to purchase food, etc.
Although only 350 people live on the entire Green Turtle Cay, it felt very cosmopolitan compared with Manjack.
Other people, shops, roads, vehicles, rum!
There is even a customs house where we tried to extend our tourist visas........they kept our old ones, will send them to Treasure Cay International Airport, and return them (we hope) next Thursday.... so it goes.....
A beautiful sail back with the wind on our stern, we were able to sail right into the anchorage under a reefed mainsail.
Back to the sound of the waves, the gentle rocking of the boat, and all the ingredients for a first-class pizza for dinner c/w cold wine! Very civilized!
With the help of the internet, and some friends, I've started exploring options for our drive ride north in ten days time from Florida to Ottawa.
Others have suggested a stop in Washington DC to participate in the annual cherry blossom festival held from March 30 - April 12. We hope to make it for the final weekend and enjoy the festivities! Should be like the Ottawa tulip festival on steroids!
The solar panels did their job and the generator is being ignored..... life is grand!
Today for the first time I showed Louise how to "dive on the anchor" to ensure it has been properly set....
That girl is fantastic! She can do anything!