07 March 2011
After six great weeks broken up by two excursions (Conception and Long Island) we feel it is time to leave Georgetown. I may have mentioned before but Georgetown is sometimes labelled "Chicken Harbour". Lots o cruisers, with original intention of heading down the Caribbean or further afield, arrive at Georgetown and lapse into its comfortable and welcoming lifestyle; only to fritter away their time here and run down the clock on longer distance cruising. Well, while we didn't have plans for cruising much further south than Georgetown, we did fall under it allure and thoroughly enjoyed it. As is customary, on the morning "net' we announce our departure and in typical Judy style, she sings the refrain from "Till We Meet Again"
While we enjoyed our stay in Georgetown two years ago, this year was more pleasurable in various ways, including the much more temperate weather.
While we are starting our trek back north, we have loads of time and will spend several weeks lazily bumping back up the Exuma chain and ultimately crossing to Florida. For the first part we have to go out into ExumaSound which under anything less than very good conditions can be uncomfortable. Once we get up a ways we can cut into the wet side or "Bank" side which is much more benign.
As always, we are somewhat sad to leave, but very glad to get under way again.