This morning, Tom arrived and Laura, Peter and Danny left for home.They had a good vacation, I think. It was pretty relaxing - we did a lot of swimming, and Laura read two thick books. But we will have to come back next year, so Danny can catch a bigger fish, and so the kids are better at snorkling and they will really enjoy the corral reefs.
Yesterday we fished for several hours outside Man'O'War Cay, but without any luck. Today was the last chance, so in desparation, we put some Hotdog on the hook and dangled it over the side in Marsh Harbour.
There was a huge thunderstorm last night with a lot of torrential rain. Lying awake in the hotel room listening to the winds howl, of course I was anxious to know how the boat was doing. So during a lull about 2am, I went out, and found that my big Spade anchor had dragged about 15 ft and the boat was on the beach. It was high tide, so I had to get the boat off, or we would be stuck there. By taking a long line out to a nearby dock I was able to scooch off the beach and make everything secure.
We went to an old town, where we saw palm trees and lots and lots of golf carts with tourists.
Exploring Hopetown by land...
Still no luck.04/09/2007
I cant complain too much about our day. First we explored the ocean side of Lynyard Cay (where we almost lost Danny in the under tow of the Surf), then, when we had enough of a Swim, we went for a sail and tolled for fish. Maybe the North Bar Channel is not a good spot , because for the second day we did not even have a nibble, despite trying different lures and all speeds.
While the snorkling and the fishing were not a huge success, everyone enjoyed swimming from a beach at the south end of Lynyard Cay, where we are now anchored for the night. Laura found a large and completely whole sand dollar. The kids were excited to find a large pile of conch shells, although I told them they are everywhere in the Bahamas.
First Stop - the reef04/08/2007
I met Laura, Peter and Danny at the airport yesterday, and we settled in for our first night on the boat. This moring, as it was a calm day, we headed straight for the Coral Garden off Sandy Cay. This did not work out too well, as the kids have never practiced snorkling, but the reef was beautiful, with lots of colorful fans and these bright blue fish.
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