Sapphire...One day at a time.

22 May 2011 | Deep Creek, VA
22 May 2011 | On the way to the Great Dismal Swamp
22 May 2011 | Leaving Oriental, NC
22 May 2011 | Charleston, SC to Beaufort, NC
08 May 2011 | Charleston, SC
08 May 2011 | Charleston, SC
08 May 2011 | End of the Bahamas
08 May 2011 | Abacos, Bahamas
16 April 2011 | Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Bahamas
07 April 2011 | Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Bahamas
15 March 2011 | Black Point, Great Guana Cay
05 March 2011 | George Town, Great Exuma & Thompson Bay
11 February 2011 | George Town, Great Exuma
01 February 2011 | Jumento's
01 February 2011 | Raccoon Cay
01 February 2011 | Jumento's
31 December 2010 | Thompson Bay, Long Island
31 December 2010 | Thompson Bay, Long Island
29 December 2010 | Thompson Bay, Long Island
16 December 2010 | Pipe Creek to Black Point

Stll at Black Point

22 February 2008 | Black Point Settlement
Feb 17

We were going to leave today but never got around to it. After listening to the SSB we went to shore to phone Kathy's mom who has just returned home after her hip injury. At the pier there is a building, the front half of which is open on three sides with half walls. It looks like some type of concessions should be sold here but the inside is empty except for a bench on inside of all three walls.

Gathered here were a group of young men who were debating politics with some gusto as we walked by...
While Kathy was on the phone I really tried to eavesdrop on their discussion...there is somewhat of a language barrier although I am beginning to do a better job of following the drift of native conversations. When speaking directly there is no problem, but when they are talking among themselves, the English language is stretched a little. One poor fool was arguing the republican line...he was outnumbered to say the least.

Back at the boat Kathy made breakfast and then we hiked to the other side of the island with Jim and Beth. There were no treasures to be found, but there was lots of trash on the eastern beaches...again mostly plastic.

Before we returned to our boats we bid the Madcap sailors a fond farewell with promises to track each other down again. Jim and Beth have been a great couple to travel with but the need to stay here in the Staniel Cay area to entertain family and friends for the next few weeks while we need to continue south to connect with Sam and Erin.... we have enjoyed their wit, charm and sense of adventure ( read sparkle in her eye) for the last few weeks and will miss them dearly.

Instead of heading to Little Farmers Cay, we spent most of the afternoon reading with a quick run into Lorraine's for a bag of ice and a final check of our email. Tomorrow, weather permitting, we will move south.

Vessel Name: Sapphire
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 40
Hailing Port: White Lake, Michigan
Crew: Mike and Kathy Steere
Sapphire's Photos - Sapphire...One day at a time. (Main)
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A bunch for lunch at the boat show
The Dilts house from the beach
Boats for sail, er sale.
Deltaville Marina
Lots of boats in the boat yard
The building
The pool area with the building in the background
Making the teak beautiful
Boat for sale
The marina and boat yard offices are in the same building.
Carol and Jimmy sharing a laugh.
Dinner in the clubhouse.
Cooking dinner
Nice . . . putt!
The foursome and the beverage cart girl (niece Betsy).
Sam, Matt, Mike and Esther went golfing at the Emerald where Sam works. I went along to take photos.
The washers tournament brackets.
The washers tournament at the pig roast.
Into the can!
Playing washers.
Sam can
Kids at the pig roast.
The party-catching up with each other.
Sapphire coming out of the water.
The racers getting ready to go.
The Navy ships coming in.
Sculpture of Alex Hailey in Annapolis.
Going back to the dinghy.
A house on Little Island across from Dobbins Island.
New cushion
Mike cutting the foam for the new cushion.
There is a nice sculpture garden in Quiet Waters Park.
Hmm, what would we call this.
The garden
Nice one!
Where are those crabs?
We ate the whole pile.
This is the pile we ate.
We love the bus!
Vero Beach
Under the signing tree
A well on Allans Pensacola-we
Ruins on Allans Pensacla
Allans Pensacola signing beach
Nancy cleaning conch
Mike cleaning conch
Conching from dinghies.
Sea turtle
On the beach where we found sea biscuits.
Yes, I shook his hand also.
Nancy shaking hands with the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.
Beth shaking hands with the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.
The man is playing cow bells and that is how the Bahamian beer, Kalik, was named-because of the sound of the cow bells. I am not making this up, it
Proud Junkanoo parader.
The start of the Junkanoo Rush.
King on the mountain.
I am the king 9or queen)!
The Maypole dance
A street in New Plymouth-looking the other way.
A street in New Plymouth
The Royal Bahamas police carried sticks, but not guns.
The Royal Bahamas Police Band.
The kids got to come to the festival on Friday and they had a tug of war and played other games. What a field trip!
The Prime Minister and some school children.
The beach at Green Turtle.
A food booth-they had great conch salad.
The actors became pirates at night.
The actors and children.
The actors paraded the festival.
Hermit crab races-we are easily amused!
The races in Marsh Harbor and Madcap.
This is Dr. Cottman
I want to work here!!
A curly tail-they are everywhere
A view of the ocean through the palm trees next to the house named "Costa Lotta" on Man-O-War Cay.
A street in Man-O-War walking toward the ocean.
A street in Man-O-War.
The ferry we rode over to Man-O-War.
Tahiti Beach from Cracker P
Cracker P
Tahiti Beach
Another view of Tahiti Beach
You can wade forever at Tahiti Beach.
A view of the harbor from the light house.
The light house in semi-darkness.
View from Harbour Lodge
View from On Da Beach.
The narrow streets of Hope Town.
Some houses in Hope Town.
A street(?) in Hope Tow.
This is one crowded harbor!
The light house
If it dies, decorate it!
Barry and Susan on the beach.
One of the decks at Nippers.
The pools at Nippers.
The birthday girl in her skirt.
Relaxing at Nippers and looking at the ocean.
So true!
Brown Tip leading the rake
Limbo at the Jib Room.
The head-the shower is on the left, sink on the right.
The saloon and dining table.
The galley with top opening refrigerator.
One of the two aft berths. The other is used for storage unless we have compnay. Erin might recognze this room!
Looking down from the companionway
Saloon and dining table. Ellie
The things you fid on the beach!
One view from Tippy
The deck at Tippy
The Glass Window-one side Atlantic, the other the Sound.
The view from Nort
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