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Chillaxing In Black Point

24 December 2022
Allan Gray
It has been a very relaxing couple of days in Black Point as the harbour slowly fills for the Christmas Festivities in town. Once we got our laundry chores out of the way, the past couple of days have been spent wandering the beaches in search of treasure and enjoying the very warm sunny weather. Although the winds have been light they're coming from the southwest quadrant making the anchorage a little lumpy at times. We had considered moving elsewhere for a day or two and returning here on the 24th but decided instead to stay put for the duration. There are two restaurants in town who cater to the high speed tour boats that roar around the area bringing tourists in for a lunch stop. Once we relocated away from their approach path things improved considerably.

Black Point has always been a gathering point for cruisers over the Christmas Holidays and we were looking forward to meeting friends new and old. We were a little surprised to find only 8 or 9 boats in the anchorage when we arrived on Wednesday but the harbour is now slowly filling up. In the past Lorraine's Cafe has put on a great Christmas Day buffet for everyone, however, this year all the restaurants in town have moved their dinners to Christmas Eve. Our group of 10 is looking forward to a fun evening ashore with cruisers from all walks of life as we gather to toast family and friends.

Besides catching up on beach time we tended to a couple of house keeping chores the last few days. The salt water certainly takes it's toll on things so I started the process of cleaning the stainless fittings on the boat which, can be an on going job. Although Bev hasn't had a chance to fish yet we gave her fishing rod and reel a good cleaning and put on a new lure that we hope is a winner. The salt air certainly seems to make my hair grow faster so yesterday was time for my first haircut of the trip courtesy of Bev. This practice started on our last trip and carried through during Covid when the barber shops were closed. I must admit she does a fairly good job with the kit, however, I still wouldn't trust her with a straight razor, cause you never know when a wave might hit.

Today's picture was taken while beach combing for sea glass.
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.

Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On