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The one that didn't get away!
Still blowing hard!
01/20/2009, GTC

A lovely photo of Ginny holding Bill's prize fish!

Not bad for a rookie!

With the wind still howling, we'll spend the day wandering about town, and watching Obama become the President.

Louise finally found her homemade granola.... it took her a month of searching throughout the boat and she found it in a quaker oat tin under the sofa (after giving up looking and deciding to cook quaker oats!)...........so it goes..........

Big winds and rain from the north! Happy to be safe in a great harbour!

We had a lovely lunch (thank you Bill!) and watched the new president ceremony with lots of locals in the local restaurant. I really liked the venue and Bill should have some great photos!

We learned that the fish Bill caught is a mutton snapper and is considered one of the very best eating fish in the Bahamas!

Fresh cream from the grocery store, eggs may be available tomorrow.

glen

Relaxing in the sunshine
Big winds!
01/20/2009, GTC, Bahamas

With the forecast calling for 50+kph winds, we spent the day scrapping the boat, and visiting one of the local museums.

The strong winds started at noon, and by nightfall, the sky blackened, and we had lots of lightening/thunder/rain.

We enjoyed a quiet game of Rummikub with Louise's new rum cake ..... fantastic!

Bill was out trolling in the dinghy and managed to catch a wonderful 4lb snapper... I'll post a photo when we download it off his camera.
It will be dinner tonight, after we spend this afternoon watching the "big show" in Washington at a local restaurant/bar/bakery called the Wrecking Tree.

glen

ps. The solar panels are made by Kyocera and are reputedly one of the best made....

01/23/2009 | Derek Dunstan
Tks Glen for the info
Rainbows and fresh winds!
Another cold front expected!
01/19/2009, GTC

Yesterday was spent swimming in the ocean on a wonderful deserted beach.... Our friends, Bill and Ginny, are surprised at the miles and miles of beautiful empty beaches, sparkling white sand, and absolutely empty.........just us Canadian sailers, all alone, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean.

Another fabulous dinner of red snapper ( we've run out of propane and got the use of a 20lb tank while we await the return of our two 10lb bottles next Thursday).

We cycled up to the Green Turtle Club (7 km each way) for a cold beer on the patio, and we were the only folks in the entire club. Tourism is VERY slow!

Thanks to the entire day of sunshine, we returned to find the batteries completely full and all deficits (100Ah) eliminated. Wonderful not to have to run the generator!

Louise is marinating a small leg of lamb with local found herbs of Spanish oregano and rosemary with garlic from Echo Dr. It should be very special.

Bill ( a professional photographer)has been out shotting hundreds of photos which I am hoping to post on this blog. His camera is rather fancy, and the typical file size is 10-20Mb. So we'll have to figure out the "low res" setting!

This morning Louise awoke the boat to see a rather spectacular "full" rainbow right across the harbour.... my camera does not have a wide angle lense, but I tried to capture the early morning mood.

Tomorrow's forecast is 60+ winds, so we'll enjoy the day exploring New Plymouth, and do some tuneups on the bikes. It's been great to have 4 bicycles on board so that everyone can tour the island, but the older two bikes need some routine maintenance. The saltwater environment is pretty hard on them.

Lot's of fun!

glen



01/20/2009 | Glen Gray
I just figured out how to add a comment myself (thanks to Derek!)
01/23/2009 | Derek Dunstan
we learn together

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