Well as we mentioned we were headed north via the Exuma chain. Well we are currently in Marsh Harbor. When we left Georgetown the winds were in the west for the first day or two so we sailed outside up to Little Galiot. We then stayed inside for the rest of the trip north. We tucked in behind Sampson's Cay one night for protection from North winds then stopped at Hawksbill, then Ship Channel Cay. The northern cays are still some what remote. We then went through the Fleming Channel and over to Meeks Patch near Spanish Wells. What a wonderful place Spanish Wells is!!! Great grocery store very kind and friendly folks. From there we sail over to the Abacos and here we are safe and sound at anchor in Marsh Harbor
Well we made it back to G-Town with a day or two to spare before Marshall and Sherri, (good friends from Asheville, NC), arrive. They have rented a house on the island.
It is funny how even when you are in paradise, you forget how beautiful it is.
Marshall and Sherri were amazed how beautiful the entire area is. We anchored in front of the house, and one morning I noticed Marshall just standing there with a cup of coffee and an aw on his face. Later I ask what he was doing, his response was "Just trying to take it all in, the colors are unreal"
Well we did the boating thing and took them to the "Family Regatta" and just enjoyed the area. But they had to return home. This is also the indicator that is time for us to leave Georgetown for the last time this year! We will go to Abacos, then head for Charleston via Florida. So the next time we check in will be from Marsh Harbor!
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Well as happens this time if year, everyone starts to head out in various directions. For us it is time to just move about a bit. So ""S/V So Fine Tooo"" and us head for Emerald Bay for a day or two of laundry and groceries.
"S/V Don't Look Back" comes into the marina also. We met Bobbi Jo and John in Georgetown; they are a "Lagoon 380" from California. They have guests on board that managed to cook like a lobster, and a bit of sea sickness. The girls, Diane and Donna, offer up aloe and meds.
After a day at the pool and grocery shopping, we all head out for Lee Stocking Island. Then on the way up "S/V SloMocean" hail us and they are out here and decide to head for Lee Stocking also. We have no luck fishing, but "Don't Look Back" aught a nice dolphin, about 47 inches long, so this has all the makings for pot luck!!
With the four guests, and all the rest of us it is quite a crowd on "Don't Look Back". A real mix of conversations, Calgary, California, Montana, Seattle, and South Carolina! What a mix ?.
Then on Thursday we head out and up to Isaac Bay, with a plan to go up to Lorraine's Café for a "Bon Voyage" to Lou and Donna. As they need to start their trip back towards Florida. It will be sad, as we have been with them for a month and a half. It has been a fantastic time. They have become very good friends and will be missed a lot. But that is one of the downsides of cruising, when people have to go their separate ways.