Not a Day for Swimming
03 January 2012 | Great Harbour Cay Marina, Berry Islands
OK, you folks up north aren't going to want to hear me complain, but the front came through last night with 30-knot winds as predicted. What I wasn't prepared for was how cold it got. It never got over 70 today, and the wind chill was in the 60's!
There's a fine group of cruisers here and today we all went for a walk. Jon and Arline led us through the ruins of the beautiful golf club that was here. It used to be the hangout of some of the rich and famous. Later drug traffickers frequented the island and used the club. Today there's little left. You'll notice in the photo all the hikers are wearing jeans and jackets (except Bud, who is still wearing shorts, but even he has on a sweatshirt and a jacket).
I took another walk this afternoon with the people from the boats immediately on either side of us. We all walked up to the beach on the east side of the island. Then Jon and Arline went back and Linda, Mark and I walked a mile or so up the beach to the point. It's the same walk Bud, Fuzzy and I took when we came here last year, but it was a lot colder today. This afternoon it got so cold I wore jeans and put on my foul weather jacket. But I was walking in white sand, not snow, so I'm sure I shouldn't complain. This wind ends tonight, I'm not sure when it will warm up. I added photos to the gallery from today's hikes.