Ann and Harold's Visit02/19/2009
Many of you readers know our wonderful friends Ann and Harold Raper. They are long time members of the Fredericton Yacht Club and well travelled cruisers. Well, Ann and Harold are more than that to Judy and I; in many ways they have been our cruising mentors and are much like older brother and sister to Judy and I.
The Life of a Georgetown Cruiser02/19/2009
Rather than chronicle each day of our stay here in Georgetown. I thought I'd generalize by giving you a snap shot of this lifestyle in this cruiser friendly place. There are two nicknames which I think illustrate what this place is about:
Cruising can be somewhat solitary and intimate, anchored off in quiet little harbours, often with few if any other boats in sight. However, the life in Georgetown is anything but solitary; there is constant and frequent interaction; some formal, some informal and many impromptu. As you can imagine, Judy loves this aspect, as do I. There are many hors d'oeuvres and happy hour get-togethers, lots of chatting, various organized parties and lots of chatting with fellow cruisers as we go through our day. One thing we were advised in terms of provisioning before we crossed to Bahamas was to stock up with lots and lots of crackers, biscuits, munchies, etc.; both because they are pricey here but also because there are so many potluck events.
Catching up in Georgetown02/16/2009
I realize it's been a long time since we've provided and informative post but the combination of a long stretch of very windy weather, limited internet access and just being busy has gotten in the way. So I hope to do several posts which will fill you in on our activities of the last two weeks. I've decided to break the posts down into four segments; Ann and Harold's Visit, Social Butterflies; Georgetown and Great Exuma Island; The life of a Georgetown Cruiser. May not be able to post these for a few days but please be patient.
Sorry dear readers, we have not had a chance to update the blog since we've been in G'town. We had nine days of strong winds and could not get internet. Anyway, just to let you know we are fine and warm. Weather now is fantastic. Will compose a more lengthy series of posts soon
It's Sunday, Feb 1, Judy's 40th birthday for the sixteenth time. The weather is somewhat settled and after having been boat bound all of yesterday, we're hankering for an active day. We get up early and first off take poor Chopin for a long walk on the beach. He's surely happy to be off the boat for a while.
Preparing for Retirement Trip
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