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Just another day in Paradise!
blue skies and 80F
01/04/2009, Manjack Cay, Bahamas

We spent the day swimming and exploring on the ocean side of the cay, which involves a long dinghy ride around the cay followed by 2-3 miles of walking on pristine white sand beaches collecting a wide assortment of beach debris.
Louise has decided to collect "beach glass" which is simply bits of broken glass which have been tumbled in the waves/sand until it is soft and cloudy in appearance. I prefer the brain coral and crab shells, together with fishing net floats.

We'll sail back down to Green Turtle Cay tomorrow and catch the flight to Nassau.

Quiet and relaxing days with blue skies and incredible white sand beaches which are completely empty of all human activity.

It will be interesting to experience busy Nassau with all of the "action".

Until the next posting.....

glen

01/06/2009 | Bruce & Linda
Glad to hear things are going well. We are in our last day in Punta Cana. Tomorrow it will be back to Toronto and Snow. When you get back from Nassau, we can talk more about the logistics of joining you.
Manjack Cay
sunshine and 80F
01/03/2009, Abacos, Bahamas

I have just arrived at Manjack Cay, famous for white beachces, party animal sailers, and free high speed internet.......It's got everything!

We spent a total of six days in Green Turtle Cay at the Black Sound Marina on a mooring ball. It gave me the time to fix the onboard water system, learn how to operate the chartplotter properly, organize the anchor alarm(s), and meet several fine folks from Nova Scotia ( Bill and Ruthe) and Mt. Tremblant (Elaine).
Marc-Andre went dancing on Newe Years Eve, and New Years Day we watched an incredible parade of the local folks in fine costumes,
followed by a 1.5 hour major fireworks display.

I am uncertain how a community of 400 people can organize (and finance) such a wonderful event.

We left this morning and sailed for two hours north to Manjack Cay.

Soft winds from the east, only a quiet drift to our new anchorage which is shared with ~ 10 other boats.

We booked flights for everyone to fly from Treasure Cay to Nassau on Monday evening where we plan to party for three days and then send MA back to the Great White North (Ottawa).

We'll be staying in the old British Colonial Hotel, which should be fun!

Louise is delighted to be back on the anchor, with our solar panels working beautifully, and fresh bread cooking in the oven.

It's going to be lots of fun exploring the thousands of beaches and islands over the next couple of weeks/months.

glen

c

Welcome to 2009
east winds 20 mph
01/01/2009, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

We've had a wonderful time cycling, snorkelling, visiting historical buildings, enjoying the fabulous fresh fish, meeting new fellow sailors, and most important relaxing in the sunshine.

It's the first day of a brand new year, and we're relaxing on the boat and getting ready to attend the big, annual party on the island which is called Junkeroo which apparently features a large parade and wonderful food.

Tomorrow we'll turn our attention to figuring out how to get MA back to Nassau to catch his flight north to Ottawa.

Happy New Year to everyone!

glen

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