Caribbean Shower Madness
09 April 2012 | Hope Town Harbour
Two squealing teenage girls on the transom of Remittance attempting to take a Caribbean Shower provided 45 minutes of entertainment to Hope Town Harbour. We even spotted a guy with a camcorder; we'll be checking youtube regularly for the footage.
The day started at Guana Cay. We weighed anchor about 10am and motored 2 hours in 5 kts of wind on our nose. We reached Hope Town Harbour at high tide and picked up a mooring without incident. We rented a golf cart and drove to Tahiti Beach, a picture postcard beach that looks like something from South Pacific right down to the coconuts. For dinner I grilled steaks, drank red wine and finished the perfect day with a cigar on deck.
But the day was characterized by none of this; it was the Captain's decree that the girls take their shower off the transom (a Caribbean Shower) so as to conserve our fresh water. Conrad took his Caribbean Shower in 5 minutes flat. Jumped in, lathered up, jumped back in to rinse, then a quick fresh water rinse and an air dry. The girls, however, stretched the event into 45 minutes of squealing drama that had us all in stitches, and attracted quite a lot of attention around this tightly-packed anchorage. The water, which is a refreshing 75 degrees was "freezing," apparently, and I was quite the Capt. Bligh to put them through this water torture. Sarah bravely led the way for Stephanie and at last the deed was done.
Ah, the drama!