Good Bye Bahamas
06 June 2008 | Moraine
We Say Good Bye to the Bahamas
Well another cruising season has come to an end. It has been a very good seven months. It seems like forever since we left Bohicket back in December. But it is time to head back to the barn, to lick our wounds!!!
With a start in the Biminis and an ending in the Abacos. We were able to help out with both the Georgetown Cruiser's net and the Abacos cruiser's net, which we enjoy very much!!! And ended our trip at Moraine Cay, (And WOW what a beautiful reef). We had a phenomenal season. We made a lot of new friends and had the chance to spend quality time with old friends. Old friends sank boats, while new friends learned it is hard to sink a boat! New places were visited, and old places reviewed. That is the best thing about cruising; it is the renewal of friendships and the revisiting of familiar places to see how things change! The waters are still as clear as gin and for the most part all friends are alive and well!!!!
This year we helped old friends see new places and see new things. For the first time we saw, pilot whales, huge marlin, (both leaping out of the water) r, also ocean sunfish. We caught more tuna than we ever have, but caught fewer dolphins, (mahi mahi). I guess things just work out.
Diane and I were successful in quitting smoking, and we did not kill each other! The main health issues this year were with Matilda getting teeth pulled in Georgetown! Other wise we did well health wise. All fingers and toes accounted for! I can't say there weren't some minor cuts, abrasions and bruises where the sun doesn't shine. But all in all nothing to write home about!
We again learned new things about our boat. Diane learned about baking cakes in an oven that tilts. And I learned more about trusting myself and not following other people aground! ? But more than anything else we have had fun!!!!!!!! I have learned to love, and respect Diane even more!! I feel so very fortunate to be able to live this life style with her and truly live our dreams!!