Time To Go
08 March 2019
When we arrived in Rock Sound we figured we would be here a couple of days but, as is often the case, it's another place that's hard to leave. For the most part the harbour offers good protection with great holding in most areas. We had hunkered down Tuesday evening for a weather system that was supposed to hit us for 36 hours. Fortunately, for us the nasty conditions never materialized, we had a few heavy showers overnight as a scattered thunderstorms rolled through but the winds never exceeded 20 knots. By noon on Wednesday people were getting restless as it became apparent that the weather gods had given us a break. Dinghies were put back in the water and harbour life took on it's normal appearance as people scurried about running errands.
On our first trip in 2016 we met a couple from Halifax via Ottawa who had built their own boat but we never had a chance to tour "Glory Days". Luckily for us they we here when we arrived and we gladly accepted their invitation for a tour of their boat. Over the years I have done a few renovation projects plus built my hot rod but I could never fathom building a 50' catamaran by myself. Most of the production cats that are on the market today have high wide hulls and don't look very sleek; however, Glory Day's is a thing of beauty, and I'm not a cat fan. We had a great evening with Laurie and Francis as we listened to their stories of cruising and boat building. This is actually the second boat he has built from scratch.
Rock Sound is a great stop, they have one of the best food stores in the islands, the people are super friendly and the free water is great tasting well water. Normally once our reprovisioning is done we take time to hike the area and beachcomb. However, Bev pulled a muscle in her back helping me load water onto the boat so she's had to take it easy for a few days. She's fine now, but score another point for the watermaker on the priority list. Once again we made some new friends and had a chance to renew old acquaintances but it is time to move on. The plan is to head 40 miles north to the Glass Window and hopefully cross to the Abacos on Sunday.
Today's picture is of our last sunset in Cat Island.