Dagny's Winter Cruise

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The Mother Ship

17 March 2019
Allan Gray
After a busy couple of days in Marsh Harbour it was time to get out of town. Although it's a very convenient one stop town we don't like to spend any more time here than necessary. The water is dirty and swimming is not recommended plus there is a constant stream of fishing boats through the anchorage. So Saturday morning we arranged to meet the Abaco Express in Tahiti Beach, which is a popular sand bar beach a few miles south of Hopetown. The attraction here is that at low tide there's a huge sand bar beach that appears and everyone dinghies ashore for a few hours of fun and games. The Thirsty Cuda is a floating bar restaurant that anchors in shallow water near the beach serving everyone's favorite treats. It really is the ultimate swim up bar. When the tide rises and the beach disappears everyone packs up and leaves, no worries about anyone over staying their welcome.

We had made plans to meet Jimmy and Debbie for dinner aboard Drift Away on Saturday evening. However, before joining us at Tahiti Beach they decided to take advantage of the calm conditions and headed off shore for an afternoon of fishing. Bev's successes this winter prompted them to try their luck and they landed a nice Mahi Mahi, but unfortunately it escaped from the swim platform. Luckily Jimmy had planned on Lamb Stew as a back up! The drinking water in Marsh Harbour isn't very good and Jimmy had graciously offered to fill our tanks for us. He ran his water maker while he was off fishing and arrived with full tanks. To everyone's amusement he rafted on to us and proceeded to pump about 80 gallons into our tanks.

The holding wasn't very good in the anchorage at Tahiti Beach so once our tanks were full we headed a couple of miles south and tucked in off a small beach. We played water taxi and took Abby ashore for her afternoon walk prior to sitting down for a delicious meal. After a good night's sleep in the beautiful calm conditions we awoke rested and ready for another day of adventure.


Today's picture is of Dagny and the Mother Ship.
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Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On