31 January 2019
Treasure Cay to Marsh Harbour
Wednesday January 30, 2019
We left Treasure Cay at 10:00 a.m. this morning. What a beautiful day. We have had a week of rainy, windy weather. There were several days that we didn’t even get off off the boat. It feels so good to be out with the sun sparkling on the water. Nemo is in front of us as we leave Treasure Cay. I saw a green turtle and then a beautiful spotted ray. The winds are light. It is almost low tide and the water is so calm it is easy to see all the way to the bottom. We are motoring to Marsh Harbour. It is 12:30 when we arrive at Mangoes Marina. This is our favorite little marina in Marsh Harbour. It has only one dock with 29 slips. First things first.....it’s lunch time. We headed across the street to Wally’s. This is an historic restaurant that we have heard about but never tried. It was time. It is a beautiful old two story Inn with lush gardens. We sat outside and enjoyed fresh snapper, conch burgers and plantains. After lunch, Judy and I started our shopping spree with the boutique there. Then on to Iggy Biggies, Island Girl and last but not least, Mangoes Boutique. We made a few special purchases and just had fun looking. Don and Carl were on the search for an engine part. They didn’t have any luck. We met up back at the marina and decided to make drinks to have by the pool. Afterwards we walked to Snappas for happy hour and a light dinner. After all the walking....and all of the rum drinks....we were all ready to turn in early.
We woke to partly cloudy conditions. There has been a change in the weather. The forecast looked like we had a few good days before the next front arrived, but it has arrived early. We decided to cut our trip short and try again next week. Judy and I walked to Maxwell’s to pick up some provisions. The supply boat came in yesterday so there was a nice selection of fresh produce. Carl and Don walked to Jamie’s Place for breakfast. We were all back just before the rain started about 10 a.m. I quickly put my groceries away, put on my foul weather gear and helped Carl with our departure. The rain stopped but the wind was kicking up. The waves were hitting us broadside and one large wave really pitched the boat. The gas can for the dinghy, that was tied under the captains seat, slid right out of the open transom. It happened so fast we didn’t know what went overboard at first. Carl quickly turned the boat around to try to retrieve it. It was floating upside down. I crawled down the stern of the boat with the gaff. It took several tries, circling back around, before I was able to get close enough to hook it. It turned out to be a good man overboard drill. It was 1:00 p.m. when we returned “home”. We saw wind gusts to 28 knots. Don and Judy were waiting to catch our lines when we got to our slip. After an afternoon nap, we joined Don and Judy on Nemo for dinner and a game of Yahtzee. The rains were torrential and the winds were howling after we were back safely aboard Bay Breezin’. What a difference a day makes!