07 February 2017
Following a couple of busy days catching up on our chores we spent Super Bowl Sunday relaxing with friends. We all dinghied ashore to Chat and Chill beach for a late lunch and we made plans to watch the football game. Once our plans were set we went for a walk along the beach on the east side of Stocking Island; this long stretch of beach overlooking Exuma Sound is one of our favorites. The beach is clean, the sand unbelievable soft and during a 2 hour walk you might see 6 people. As planned we all met at St. Francis Club to watch the football game. This is a nice little resort overlooking the harbour and they offered various specials for the game which was available on five big screen televisions. Since I'm not a huge fan of the NFL and don't have a favorite team it was fun to sit back and watch the mood swings of the Falcon's and Patriot's fans as Brady worked his magic. When the game ended the dinghy dock emptied and the harbour looked like it had been invaded by fireflies as everyone headed back to their boats.
We were up early on Monday to prepare for our 7:30 departure to Rudder Cay; another boat was travelling with us and we wanted to be sure to time the tides correctly. The run up the sound was about 35 miles and we had a great sail in 12-18 knots, Bev fished all the way but still no luck. I think next time we need to sail in shallower water. We arrived at Rudder Cay Cut in time to take advantage of the flood tide and combined with following seas and wind we had an easy entrance through this narrow cut. Still it does grab your attention as you enter a cut 60 yards wide with breakers on both sides and then within 200 yards you have to turn 90 degrees to avoid an island. We are safely anchored once again near the piano in front of David Copperfield's. Still no sign of his house, I guess he's away.
Today's picture is a of sign at the St. Francis Club which pretty well sums up how we're living.