08 April 2012 | Powell Point, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Before we left Governor's Harbor, Steve and Deb dinghied into town and went to the grocery store to pick up a few items they wanted. Charlie and I were totally surprised that the store was open on Sunday, let alone Easter Sunday. But, it was. They also found out that Easter Monday is really when the stores close. Seems to be a big holiday here. Before they came back to the boat they walked a bit on the beach and across the little isthmus to see the southern bay. Steve brought the dinghy back and Deb snorkeled back. We weighed anchor, motored out of the bay just enough to put up the sails. We sailed most of the 25 nm south on a beam reach making 5 and 6 knots, sometimes a bit more. The last five miles we were completely downwind, so we brought in the sails and motored. Steve caught a yellowtail snapper just about that time. He thought a shark had gotten it while he was reeling it in. In fact, it wasn't a shark, we actually saw the large barracuda that had taken the tail end third of the fish. He was able to get the snapper in before the barracuda got the rest. Our intention was to get a slip at Cape Eleuthera where we got a slip 12 years ago at 75 cents a foot. Well, they had a slip, but their price had increased to $2.50 a foot. We decided to instead to anchor just south of Powell Point. Charlie and Steve took me to the beach in the dinghy, Deb snorkeled to the beach. While Deb and I walked the beach, Charlie and Steve took the dinghy up into a man made canal that was originally part of the old resort that was here. They went exploring the old resort that has been abandoned since before we were here 12 years ago. I found a few interesting pieces of coral, driftwood and one heart bean. But, it was nice to get off the boat and walk the beach. Deb is making us fish on rice, with salad for Easter dinner. Weather was nice today. Mostly sunny, but the breeze was cool. The seas were only about 6 inches to a foot, made for a nice sail. The wind was blowing anywhere from 10 to 20 knots. This evening we are rolling slightly, but not bad. The skies are clear. We saw the green flash. But, the wind is still real chilly.