25 March 2019
Jimmy messaged us Saturday morning to let us know that the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Rendezvous was moved to the Tiloo Bank anchorage which was only 7 miles south of our position. While Jimmy and Debbie headed off shore to try their luck at fishing again Bev and I lingered over morning coffee before finally shoving off at 11:30 to ride the tide through the narrow Lubbers Cay channel. We ghosted along in a light easterly breeze in beautiful sunshine and arrived at the Rendezvous just as the RMHYC gang started to show up. Unfortunately Jimmy and Debbie struck out at fishing, however, the good news was that we would be treated to Jimmy's excellent lamb stew for dinner and Debbie's cherry pie for desert. We spent part of the afternoon swimming and walking the beach while the YC group prepared a beach bonfire for the evening. Following dinner we joined the beach crowd for a beautiful evening around the campfire while once again marvelling at the stars.
Jimmy is still having a few issues with his dinghy so I volunteered to take him and Abby to the beach Sunday morning before we headed out. As soon as the dinghy touched the beach Abby was gone over the front and running like a fool on the beach while Jimmy and I found a place to sit and enjoy our coffees. It was one of those special moments that just happen, two long time friends with feet in the sand, looking at the blue Sea of Abaco and reminiscing about days gone by. Moments like this are a reminder of how lucky we are.
Following breakfast Bev and I headed back to Hopetown for the night. There are a lot of people who spend their entire winter season here and they are heavily involved in the community. There was a free concert on Sunday afternoon to say thank you to all the volunteers for their efforts over the winter. It was a fun afternoon singing along with the band as they played a great mix of
everyone's favorite hits. Another special day was topped off with dinner aboard "Sandbox" as we celebrated the official renaming of their boat.
Today's picture is of Tahiti Beach, it's not the bestshot, but it gives you an idea of the playground it becomes when the tide goes out.