Well it was a good time with Susie on board with us. We went all over the Abacos for a total of 130 miles. From Little Harbor up tp Great Guana. While she was with us we broke the skunk for fishing. We caught a 20 lb. tuna, BUT, by the time Diane got it in a shark had consumed half of it but the front half ate very well. Then the next day we actually hooked up with three tuna at the same time. Susie had never caught anything trolling, so screaming and panic abounded. But when she screamed "WHAT DO I DO, WHAT DO I DO!!!!!!!!!!" I screamed "real dammit". But after the winding we boated one of the three, and tuna steaks again.
We sure will miss having her on board with us, she was tons of help!!
That about sums the week up and now after I am finished with my cruisers' net duty we will start looking for weather windows for heading back to Florida!!
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!