In the water
04/21/2010, Black Point
April 4th, 2010 Black Point, Exumas
On Sunday we hung around the boat most of the morning reading but had a early lunch and took off just before noon with "Kokomo" and "Fine Lion" for a little exploring. We headed toward Dotham Cut but turned into a cove on the south side. From there we followed a small creek that lead out through some mangroves to the Sound. We tied up the dinghies and waded the last few yards to the shore ... which wasn't at all pretty.
However, it was sufficiently off the beaten path for us to find some neat shells and one sea bean. After wandering around for an hour or so.... Roland, Leda, Debbie and Davey climbed the bluff for a much better view of the rocky shore and the Sound, we headed out the creek and across the cut to an island were there are lots of iguanas, some ranging up to about 3 feet. We stayed there hiking the beach and swimming for quite a while before heading back to the boats.
By now the day was about finished so we read for a while and then made fish tacos for dinner. Later we played euchre... with Kathy and Davey pulling off the upset.
D & D arrive!
04/21/2010, Staniel Cay, Exumas
April 3rd, 2010 Black Point, Exumas
04/21/2010, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
We spent the morning on the boat and went ashore around noon for some lunch. There were a couple of food stalls set up across from the school where we purchased some Bahamian fare and walked back to a picnic table at Scorpio's. Steve, Kim, Roland and Leda were there as well.
A little later we wandered down to the water where the fishermen in the fishing contest brought in their morning catches. It was impressive, with most participants bringing in at least 30 reef fish. There was lots of good natured banter and prizes for the most fish as well as the largest fish.
Kathy purchased a conch salad for our guests to try as we wandered around town trying to find the best place to watch the basketball game tonight, finally settling on DeShaMon's, which is where we tried to watch the final game last year.
We returned to the boat for a nap and then headed back to town at 5:30 for the game.
The game was coming in fine as we ordered but reception got steadily worse as time went on. As soon as we were finished eating we moved down the street to Scorpio's to see the last few minutes.
After the disappointing game, the Junkanoo Parade was starting up on the street outside so we went out and listened to the music for a while before going back in to watch some of the second game.
We returned to the boat later and ended up listening to the game on the radio.
April 2nd, 2010 Big Majors Spot, Exumas
After coffee and some reading, Kathy started cleaning for the second straight day. The floors were vacuumed first and then scrubbed. Dishes washed, bathroom cleaned, oven polished. I did a little polishing of stainless and straightening up in the cockpit, but mostly I read.
A little after noon David and Peg fom "Journey" sailed by and anchored to our north. After a tuna fish sandwich, I ran over for a short visit. They left Annapolis late and had a cold trip down the east coast.
At 2:00 or so we made the trip into Staniel Cay and beached the dinghy at Isles General for the walk to the airport. We sat down in the in the wall-less airport just as Dave Debbie's plane landed.
Dave and I took luggage back to the boat as Kathy and Debbie took a tour of the town and then walked to the Yacht Club. When we returned we had a beer and then ran back to the boat, hauled up the anchor and were off for Black Point.
We had a great sail south on a beam reach making 7 knots with no sea state.