View From Above
28 December 2016
The windy rainy weather continued right through Boxing Day with some heavy rain squalls which certainly gave the deck a good wash. We ventured ashore late in the afternoon between showers to walk off our Chritmas dinner but most people stuck to their boats for the day. We had planned on leaving Black Point on the 27th but decided to stick around for one more day and enjoy the town. There is a lady in town who makes unbelievable coconut bread and we wanted to get a couple of loaves before moving on.
On Cristmas night during all the rain squalls our anchor light quit and I wanted to try and repair it before we left which means winching someone up the 60' mast. Fortunately that someone wasn't me, I'm ok going up to the first set of spreaders but that's about my limit. Dominic from Anglezarke kindly volunteered for the task, says he loves to rock climb so with the help of the electric halyard winch up he went. Turns out the bulb wasn't burnt, the socket was just a little dirty so after a few minutes of TLC we were good to go. Today's photo was taken by Dominic from the top of Dagny's mast
There is a regatta in Staniel Cay and the big event is a series of races between two Bahamian Racing skiffs, the kind with the planks that slide out the side for the crew to hike on. Cruisers can volunteer to crew and they draw names from a pot, I plan on registering and hopefully will get a chance to sail. However, there is another cold front coming in a couple of days which may affect the schedule of events. In the mean time will be off exploring a new cay.