Mar/16/2013, Thompson Bay, Long Island
Well, the many varieties of medicinal bush tea I tried yesterday have certainly cured whatever ailed me and a lot more besides! I begged out on the morning walk and puttered around, alternating lying down with trying to finally finish the gerry jug set up on the starboard lines. Drilled the holes in the "plasteak" board with our trusty cordless drill. Hmmm. The attachments.. Thought about trying to make it look really professional with nylon sail webbing and buckles, and finally decided, you know, I need the sail webbing for new sail ties, and a bowline with a triple half hitch horizontal and vertical will work just fine. A bit clutzy looking but simple and effective. All done now, unless my architect husband feels it needs aesthetic renovation.
Mar/15/2013, Long Island, Bahamas
The local tourist office and Mike at Island Breeze, worked together with the cruisers rally from Georgetown to put together a bus tour of the local sights! About 80 of us cruisers squished into two children's school buses (ah memories of field trips of old, the ruffian behind constantly kicking the seat, the smell of sour thermoses) and did the town.
Rally from Georgetowntlt
Mar/13/2013, Thompson Bay, Long Island
It was a mob scene on the beach at Thompson Bay last night. The dinghies were so thick on the beach we had to wade through the anchor lines and inflatable tubes to get to shore. We had to carry Maggie the last ten feet as we couldn't jam ourselves on to the beach (Heaven forbid she should get her paws wet!)
Will they know?ldz
Mar/12/2013, Thompson Bay, Long Island
WOW! If we eat shark, will the grey suited beasts in the water know and try to hunt us down? This question haunts me for about 2 nanoseconds while hosts Herb and Linda offer up a plate of marinated and grilled steak.It tastes, well, like CHICKEN! (actually a cross between chicken and pork- no fish taste or texture).
That Darn weatherldz
Mar/11/2013, Long Island, Bahamas
Well, it seems to be our lot in this sailing life, that we plan a nice 8-10 day trip of outer islands, leave on schedule and have a beautiful sail the first day- ah yes, we LOVE sailing. We arrive, and then, well, stuff happens. The HUGE gale on the east coast of the US for instance, which creates 9-14 foot waves ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE on the Exuma Sound/Atlantic side of the island. That is not such a terrible thing if you are just on the open seas, but if you happen to want to cross through the cuts to the Exuma Sound side, well, than that is a different kettle of fish. Don't even try to do it!
On the other side of the plasticldz
Mar/09/2013, Waters near Long Island Beach
But on the OTHER side of the beach, check out this natural beauty. The rock formations are really striking here!
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