Nassau on Time
07 January 2012 | Nassau Harbour Club, Nassau, New Providence
Well, we were beginning to wonder back at Vero Beach when one thing after the other seemed to be going wrong, but today at about 2 PM we got to the marina in Nassau. We motored almost the entire 38 nm with little wind and flat seas. Towards the end we flew the jib, but it did more for our attitude than for the speed. It did help a bit.
We fueled up and got a slip. We tried to get to the marine stores, but all were closed before we got there. We did get to the liquor store and the grocery store, so the boat is all stocked up.
Tomorrow evening our friends Rick and Tracy from Tuscarora Yacht Club fly in. We’ll spend the day cleaning up and doing laundry and trying to put things away so there’s room for them in the forward cabin.
This marina is a bit funky like much of Nassau. I took this picture of the pool with the seagull in it, because that visually sums up this place. It’s paradise on the seedy side. We’re at the Nassau Harbour Club Marina and Hotel. I haven’t seen a hotel guest, but I guess they do still rent the rooms. It’s a decent marina, though it gets a lot of waves from the boat wakes in the harbor channel. There’s no breakwater here for protection. The harbor is narrow enough that you don’t need much protection from the wind, but it’s also busy enough that some protection from other boats’ wakes would be nice.
I posted a picture for yesterday, I was glad to see that my entry posted OK. I also added a couple of shots from the anchorage to the gallery, including one of the second fish Bud caught.