A Rain Shower
06 March 2011 | Black Point, Great Guana Cay
At about 7:30 this morning it actually rained. Hard. And long enough to wash the salt off the boat. It also washed the salt off of all the plants, too. Bud and I were trying to remember the last time we’d been in any rain like that. It was the afternoon we arrived in the Bahamas in a squall. I think that might be the last time (besides the brief shower yesterday) we’d seen rain at all.
After the rain we took Fuzzy ashore. No problems today, the wind is down, although there was a good breeze during the rain. It’s Sunday, so most of the businesses are closed. Scorpio’s Bar and Restaurant is open though, so we plan to go there this afternoon for a late lunch and Internet. I have quite a few entries to post.
We’ve been enjoying our stay at Black Point. We walk down the main road and usually only one or two golf carts or pick-up trucks go by. Everyone says hello. This is not like the other places we’ve been; everyone who lives here is Bahamian. There were more folks around today, perhaps because it’s Sunday. I think everyone was happy for the bit of rain, too. Black Point uses desalinated seawater for drinking these days. I can’t imagine how difficult the dry winters would have been back in the days when they had to rely on cisterns and wells. Bud said he heard they put down wells to find the lenses of fresh water that percolate through these porous rocks and float on the seawater below them. I’m sure that water is pretty brackish by the end of the dry season (winter). The photo shows the clouds, no longer containing rain, over Black Point.
Right now, with the way the forecast looks, we’ll be heading to Little Farmer’s Cay on Wednesday and then down close to Georgetown after the next front goes through, probably next weekend.