Hot Day at the Marina
24 March 2011 | Emerald Bay, Great Exuma
This seemed like the first serious hot day we've had. It may be because we're in a marina and we're not used to not having every little breeze to cool us. It may be that it actually was the hottest day so far. We listen to the weather every morning, but the weather we hear talks about high-pressure ridges, low-pressure troughs, approaching cold fronts and how all of those affect wind direction and speed. The possibility of rain is mentioned, but I have never heard anything about the temperature. I really don't know what the temperature is each day. I think most days have been in the upper seventies, and I think today was in the mid eighties, but that's just what I think.
Anyway, it seemed pretty hot today and there wasn't much wind. The sun was shining through the dodger and down into the galley and onto the fridge and freezer. We have a hard time keeping the freezer cold enough and the sun wasn't helping. So I took our reflective tarp and rigged a shade over the dodger. Ugly, but fairly effective.
We did get to do the wash, for free. And we walked to the grocery store and got a few more items. Most importantly, to Bud, he went to the liquor store next to the grocery store and was able to get beer for only $36 a case. That's much better than the $70 a case they charge on Little Farmer's Cay. In fact it's the cheapest beer outside of Nassau. So the area under our bed is full of cans of beer again.
This evening we went into the boaters lounge here and watched “Captain Ron” with a bunch of the other cruisers. They couldn’t believe we’d never seen this movie, I guess it’s a must see for anyone contemplating cruising. It was pretty funny.