23 March 2009 | Monument Anchorage, Elizabeth Harbor Great Exuma
80 degrees, windy (21-25 knots) Mostly sunny
Monday, March 23, 2009
We were going to go into town today but it just seemed like everything we touched went wrong. The solar lantern got knocked into the drink; the teak cup holder snapped off, going to make breakfast 3 of my new eggs smashed on the floor, we saw Moonlight Seranade dinghy by to catch the ferry and couldn't make contact; I radioed the taxi's on 12 and 14 and nobody responded to my hails; the plastic piece used to hold the bathroom hatch up got shattered and it seemed it was one thing on top of another. To top it off, we'd be dinghy surfing into 21-25 knot wind waves and then returning in them soooo we decided that today was not a good day to go into Georgetown. On a brighter note, our gas and water jugs are emptied and ready to go tomorrow (or whenever), and later in the day we dinghied over to Hamburger Beach (next to us at Monument Beach) as it's in the sheltered side of the hill here so very little fetch/waves. We hiked over to the Exuma Sound side and watched the waves pounding the rocks and beach. The wind was much stronger over on the windward side, but with the surf and rocks it was beautiful. Then we hiked the trail for a bit and ended back over to Hamburger Beach. It's a cute little beach, not as popular as Volley Ball Beach, quite quiet. There's a small shack that makes hot dogs and hamburgers, and you can get sodas, beer and drinks there. They have colorful little picnic table areas with thatch topped shade areas at the beach and it's just a cute little place. I got a punch there, then we came back to the boat.
I made some tuna salad for dinner and we're spending a quiet late afternoon reading.