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The Broom family takes a break from the rat race aboard SV Dilly Dally.
Stopped for the night
04/27/2012, Mayaguana, Bahamas

We left Provo at 6:45 a.m., crossed the Caicos Bank toward West Caicos and headed toward Mayaguana. It is possible to check in there by we arrived too late anyway. So, up went the Q flag and we settled in for the night. We were anchored inside a big reef that runs along the island. We had to pick our way in and throw down the anchor in a sandy spot. Before it got dark we saw another boat anchored off to our right. We had a nice sail over - 59 miles with a beam wind about 15 knts. Our plan is to get up early again and head for the north cape of Long Island, round the cape and anchor. It's 170 miles so we'll be doing another overnighter. Weather looks good so off we go!!

The kids at the top
04/26/2012, Provo, TCI

See. they look really bored.

Leaving TCI
Lisa-kinda rainy
04/26/2012, Provo, TCI

Before we left TCI we had to visit the one and only historic site on the island. Near the anchorage is a hill where you can walk to the top and see a bunch of carvings from some of the early inhabitants of Provo. I guess they go back to the 1700's. The kids thought it was kinda ho-hum. Dale had to walk over and check us out of the country so I figured we could all use a little exercise!!

Sapodilla Bay
04/25/2012, Provo, TCI

Dilly Dally is on the left - another boat is behind us so it is hard to tell. At least 5 other boats in the anchorage are out of the picture. Still - not a crowded place!

Mr. Windy
04/25/2012, Provo, TCI

We wanted to buy the shell but they wanted $35 for it!!!!

Touring Provo
Lisa-cloudy and warm and windy
04/25/2012, Provo, TCI

The weather was predicted to be pretty windy and they were right. The few boats in the anchorage are just hanging out til Friday when the winds will be back down. We will be leaving Friday too for a 180 nm passage to Long Island. We'll leave in the morning and arrive sometime the next day.
Tuesday was a boat day because we couldn't get a car until Wednesday. There is not a lot to "see" on Provo as the main attractions are sun, sand, diving, fishing, snorkeling, etc. It is a limestone island that just pushed up outta the sea. It's flat and scrubby with nice long beaches. We noticed that the buildings all look so nice and colorful. We didn't see a lot of the rundown area like we see down island. It is very much a tourist island. We visited some of the shopping area, ogeled the huge resorts, checked out other marinas and stopped at The Hole. It's a big sink hole - neat. I wanted to tour the Conch Farm but the rest of the crew was not really interested. I am such a tourist at heart!! Anyway, we finally stopped for a beverage at Da Conch Shack. It is supposed to be "famous". We had the conch fritters - yum. Dale took a turn at blowing a king conch. We ended up having dinner at the place next door called Horse Eyed Jacks. Perfect choice cuz they had a spot out of the wind!! Good food too and not too pricey - stuff is pricey here. We paid $9.00 for a loaf of good, hardy bread - eeeks. Last stop was for groceries - I just closed my eyes and signed the charge slip!!
Tomorrow we will be hanging on the boat doing some school and getting ready for the overnighter.

The pic is of the sink hole but I could only get about a fourth of it in a picture.

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