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Georgetown...... finally
12/28/2011, Elizabeth Harbor, Great Exuma

I left Galliot cut this morning and SAILED THE WHOLE WAY right into Elizabeth Harbor 40.5 miles.......

66 days after leaving Deltaville Virginia I finally made it to Georgetown.
1430 miles traveled
237 engine hours
59 nights of anchoring,
5 days of marina's,
2 passages longer than 23 hours,
countless hours of motoring on the ICW,
64 sleepless nights (two good nights of sleeping at Ron and Joyces)

I don't have to get up in the morning to listen to the weather.
I don't have to get up in the morning to raise the anchor

I do however have to get up to fix a pump on the water maker
to fix a few leaks
to clean off what looks like a salt shaker (the boat)
to mount the VHF antenna (duck taped on now)
clean the rust off the stainless
change the oil and filter
figure out why my batteries are not charging again
figure out why the AIS does not work

So, I guess I am here for awhile before I can get back out there....... bummer!!

12/29/2011 | Ron
Sounds like a fine place to be doing a few projects. Congrats on the trip. That's a big solo. I'm impressed!
12/31/2011 | Chuck
Happy New Year
01/04/2012 | Don
Hey - have a Kalik at the Chat n Chill for me and say hi to Elvis!
Galliot Cay
12/28/2011, Galliot Cay, Central Exumas

I left Black Point yesterday and moved to Galliot Cay. This will set us up for leaving Galliot Cut on to Exuma Sound to take advantage of the predicted SW winds.
I had to go up Charisma's mizzen mast yesterday to unwrap about 40 feet of antenna wire from around his wind generator.
Musha Cay is just around the corner from here and is where I am getting my WiFi signal. The island and a few others are owned by David Copperfield. You should Goggle Musha Cay and make reservations for a few nights stay on your next vacations. I hear it's pretty nice. (or try this link Your text to link...) Rates start at 37,500 a day for up to 12 guests (no the comma is in the right place. Check it out.
Should be in Georgetown by this afternoon.

Boxing Day
12/26/2011, Black Point, Exuma

I spent the morning hiking some of the trails on Wardrick Wells. Visited Boo Boo Hill, were people leave their boat names carved on pieces of driftwood. There are also a few Blow Holes on the island which are pretty cool. Although today there was no water coming out of them, just a lot of air. I left about 11:30 for Black Point, which is just a few miles past Staniel Cay. It looked pretty crowded there so I am glad I went to Black Point instead. I counted at least 6 big yachts and over 2 dozen sailboats. Tomorrow is their 1st annual Commadores Ball at the yacht club. It was only about 20 miles and I had afternoon to get there. The wind was a nice light 10 kts. A beautiful sail at 4.5 to 5 knots. I'll probably spend tomorrow here as the wind is supposed to be out of the SE.... as usual. What direction am I headed in... everyone all together now!. If you a British Crown colony, it's Boxing Day here..... so Happy Boxing Day.

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