Sapphire...One day at a time.
 
The cart people
Mike
04/29/2009, Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco

April 28th.... Hope Town, Elbow Cay

We listened to Chris Parker who told us that it was windy in the Bahamas. The Windbugger has been generating between 5 and 10 amps an hour for the last week.
Power has not been a problem. The ocean is rough. Waves are between 10 and 12 feet with a 5 second interval.

I called Hope Town Cart rentals and made arrangements for them to meet me at the post office at ten thirty. With Kim back in Colorado, there were only 5 of us and we all squeezed on the cart for a tour of the island. We drove south along the ocean and stopped a couple of times to watch the waves crash. Then we drove on down to Tahiti Beach where we hiked the shore for a while.

I found some palm fronds and we wandered around for awhile.

We drove back to the Sea Spray Marina and checked it out and then on to the Abaco Inn for some lunch. After a slow drive back to town we dropped Nancy and Jim and then walked to the Sea Food shop to purchase a few crab claws.

On our way back to the boat we stopped by the Hope Town Marina and paid our mooring fees and then spent what was left of the afternoon reading.

04/30/2009 | Elysium
Hi Mike/Sapphire
I was searching, doing research, and stumbled upon this blog. I have several questions about sailing for the book i am writing and would like you to email me if you'd like to help.
Thanks
05/01/2009 | Susan
Cathy, sounds like you are an expert weaver now. I am rusty so maybe you can re-teach me.
Mike
04/29/2009, Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco

April 27th.... Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abacos

I ran into town this morning at around 9 am to drop off a bag of garbage. Garbage times here are limited to 8:30- 9:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and it seems to work well. Everything is hauled away immediately at 9:30 and there is no lingering mess.

The wind is still blowing between 20 and 30 knots here but is supposed to begin moderating a little in the next few days. We'll probably head to Marsh Harbor on Wednesday and then begin to work toward the northern islands.

We might be able to pass the Whale on Friday and attend the festival in Green Turtle Saturday.

We spent most of the morning reading and but went to shore for some lunch and a hike around town. Most of the roads are closed to traffic. People who live there are allowed to drive golf carts but no cars. Streets are barely wide enough for the carts. The alleys that connect the upper streets to the lower streets are connected are narrow sidewalks that cut through the peoples yards, many of which are in constant bloom.

Returning to the boat we continued our books and watched the daily charter boats come in the harbor to try to pick up a mooring. This can be quite entertaining-and scary.

I cooked some chicken, made biscuits and gravy, and Kathy put together a salad. We both ate too much but I am getting closer to making better biscuits.

We watched an episode "Gary the Explorer." Gary is a bartender at the Hope Town Harbor Lodge and a would-be science teacher. He and some friends have made a series of science films that follow the Bahamian curriculum. They are interesting and much better than I expected.


April 26th.... Hope Town, Elbow Cay

Today was one of those days where very little happened. Nothing is open here on Sunday and so we stayed aboard and read. I finished one book, started another and completed a couple of crossword puzzles.

Kathy spent time weaving and reading.

I did fry some cheesy grits that were tasty with eggs. We had left-over pizza for lunch and pork chops for dinner.

We did leave the boat for a while and drove over to "Solitaire" for a visit before dinner.

It was a nice lazy day....


Mike
04/29/2009, Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco

April 26th.... Hope Town, Elbow Cay

Today was one of those days where very little happened. Nothing is open here on Sunday and so we stayed aboard and read. I finished one book, started another and completed a couple of crossword puzzles.

Kathy spent time weaving and reading.

I did fry some cheesy grits that were tasty with eggs. We had left-over pizza for lunch and pork chops for dinner.

We did leave the boat for a while and drove over to "Solitaire" for a visit before dinner.

It was a nice lazy day....

Newer ]  |  [ Older ]

 

Powered by SailBlogs