21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
13 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
16 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL
Provisioning in Nassau
10 February 2011 | Yacht Haven Marina, Nassau, Bahams
We are at Nassau Yacht Haven, and across the harbor you can see the casinos on Paradise Island. It’s not beautiful like White Cay, but it is interesting.
Nassau has the lowest prices for food and drinks in the Bahamas. Bud took advantage of that and bought a lot of food (prices about 150% of US) and 7 cases of beer and 2 cases of tonic water. He bought Sands beer for $38 a case. Beer at Great Harbour Cay was $72 a case, so this seemed like a bargain.
We spent a couple of hours stashing things everywhere. We also took all the food that was packaged in cardboard (and all the beer in cardboard trays) out of the cardboard to avoid bringing cockroach eggs aboard. It will also cut down on garbage. If you’re anchored out the marinas will charge you to bring a bag of trash in for disposal. And the Exuma Land and Marine Park, where we’d like to spend some time, doesn’t allow any trash disposal at all.
I spent the rest of the day washing clothes.
It wasn’t exactly a fun day, but we did meet Sarah and Miguel from LoCo (we met them anchored at White Cay) on the street in front of the marina and talked to them for a while. We ended up having them come back to the boat for a drink. They are really a nice couple. They are sailing down to St. Croix where they are going to work on a farm. We were describing Rasmus to them; because we’re still trying to find Scott and Brittany, and it turns out they were anchored next to them the night before last. Bud had thought he’d seen Rasmus today, but didn’t see anyone aboard and the dinghy wasn’t there. We’re getting close though. Hopefully we’ll see them, Jon and Arline and Sarah and Miguel all again in the Exumas. That would be great.