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Touring the island
Cool and windy- 40+kph and 60F
01/21/2009, GTC, Bahamas

A cool wind day with about 25 boats in the harbour waiting for a weather window to sail south.

We bicycled 20km today to the other end of the island to visit Bluff House Inn.... very quiet with few tourists about.

We've run out of fresh water, as have the local marina, so we'll be looking for a source tomorrow before we head out on Friday morning (if the weather cooperates).

A wonderful day of sunshine, strong winds, and exercise.

Louise is making bread, Bill and Ginny are in the dinghy collecting fresh water in our drinking water jugs, our propane tanks should arrive tomorrow, and the weather forecast suggests the strong winds should drop today, with an overnight temperature of 50F...... time to find my socks!

We met some folks from Germany who are sailing south, as well as three Canadian boats also heading south, so we'll organize ourselves and all go together on Friday.... safety in numbers!

glen

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A Historic moment!
Still north winds at 40+ kph
01/21/2009, GTC

A lovely photo by Bill Grimshaw capturing the historic moment (c/w clock) when the new president arrives!

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

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