Elbow Cay (Hope Town)
07 January 2012
Today we spent a wonderful day ashore with Kerry and Ann from m/v Freedom exploring the lovely town and lighthouse. The candy striped lighthouse is one of the last three oil burning, hand wound lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse keeper must climb the 101 steps to the top every two hours to hand crank the weights that operate the beacon. There were 360 degree panoramic views (including one of DreamCatcher at anchor) of the town, harbor and Atlantic Ocean. We broke out the sun showers today (thank you Don & Suzy!), filled them with water and will enjoy hot showers tonight (when we do this we don’t need to run the generator). There is essentially no wind predicted for the next five days, so we are able to anchor just about anywhere and enjoy calm seas. Planning on moving just a couple of miles tomorrow, there is a full moon party tomorrow night just around the corner!
Psalms 2:11: Serve the Lord with reverent fear, rejoice with trembling.