Peaceful Turkey day
17 April 2009 | Marsh Harbor
Friday, April 17, 2009
Marsh Harbor Great Abaco
We plotted courses, and replotted, to correspond with tides to get into and out of shallow anchorages. After that, I made breakfast and we decided we'd wait until tomorrow to depart for Hope Town. The loyalists of the revolutionary war that wanted to stay part of England founded Hope Town. It's supposed to be a quaint little village with beautifully restored, historic homes. We want to visit the lighthouse there with the fresnel lens - one of the last remaining working ones. It has a kerosene lamp for the light source and its beam timing is like a pendulum clock - where you wind it and man it to keep it running. These types of lenses go back about 200 years and this technology, for then and now, is something else. It sends out a beam for about 20 miles. The lighthouse is red and white striped like a candy cane stripe and Wayne says it's the one they use for brochures, etc. so most people would recognize it.
Wayne spent the rest of the afternoon reading and I got out my bread starter to make bread during the evening, and put a turkey breast in the oven for dinner. I should not do to many different things in the galley at one time. My gravy never got made for the turkey. The bread dough got mixed in the wrong order, then I forgot to put in the egg until I was doing dinner dishes, and had to scramble to get that mixed in at the last minute. Dinner turned out nice and hopefully the bread will rise and be ready to bake in the morning...
It was a nice restful day - I enjoyed puttering with the charts and chart plotter and then puttering in the galley.