05/28/2009, Fisher's Bay, Great Guana Cay
May 23rd Marsh Harbour to Great Guana, Aboacos
05/28/2009, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Finally we're out of Marsh Harbour. The day dawned cloudy again with sprinkles. I took some garbage to shore and hiked to the store for some coffee. When I returned Kathy had breakfast almost finished. After eating we took down the Windbugger and reinstalled the Ram mic in the cockpit. (Its connection had come loose and I had to go down to the basement to get things reconnected correctly.)
Within minutes our anchor was up and we were out of the harbor. Once we cleared the entrance we rolled out the jib in about 20 knots of wind and had a wonderful sail about 10 miles north to Fishers Bay, Great Guana Cay. There is a good anchorage there and a resort that has good food and music.
We arrived around noon and got the anchor down. It took a liitle work to get it to hold but the second time Kathy backed it down, it stuck.
Around one we dinghied in to Grabbers for lunch. The band was scheduled to play at 2pm so by the time we were finished with our sandwiches, they were setting up.
We ended up staying all afternoon listening to them, and on their breaks, talking to them. They are from Coco Beach, FL and are brought down about 4 times a year, all expenses paid, to play. They played a wide variety of music and were very good for a bunch of old farts.
We got back to the boat about dark and watched an episode of "Cold Case" before bed.
May 22nd Marsh Harbour, Abacos
05/28/2009, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
More rain. We had thunderstorms all night on and off, and well into the morning. Between showers I went to shore for some ice but hurried back to avoid a soaking. We've had the makings for mince-meat pie all winter so after lunch mixed up some dough and made a pie. Rolling it the dough turned out to be a challenge but with Kathy's help we got it done.
Later I needed a break from the boat and went in again and met Steve and Kim for a beer at Snappers. When we returned to the boats there was a small break in the weather so the four of us explored the south end of the harbor in dinghies for 30 minutes or so before the next black cloud started to bear down on us.... it was back to the boat at full throttle to avoid another drenching.
After dinner Steve and Kim came over for dessert which turned out way better than anticipated. They went to shore to listen to some music and we turned on the Red Wings only to have them give the game away in overtime after a nice come-back in the third period.
May 21... Marsh Harbour, Abacos
It was yet another grey, rainy day here in the Abacos. After coffee and breakfast, I started researching the problem with the refrigerator. The trouble shooting ideas that came with the unit was helpful and after a couple of hours it was evident that either the compressor or the control module were not working.
So we moved everything from our freezer over to "Fine Lion" and I headed to shore between thunderstorms to pick up a couple of bags of ice. It seems that we will be in ice-box mode until we can get a replacement.
I spent the afternoon on line and comparing prices. I haven't ordered anything yet but am planning to ship a unit to Charleston and install it when we arrive there.
We spent the afternoon reading, and Kathy made roast beef for dinner which was excellent. Later we watched "Grand Torino", which Steve and Kim had sent over the day before.