Better than TV!
26 January 2010 | Hopetown Harbour
sunny, windy, 70F and 25 knots of wind
With the wind blowing from the north, we're hiding in a wonderful harbour awaiting my sister's arrival. She'll join us for dinner tomorrow evening after a flight from Toronto to Nassau, a connection to Marsh Harbour, and a taxi/ferry ride to Hopetown...... the last ferry arrives at dusk (6pm) so I hope the flights are all on time.
Another couple of hours spent battling the toilet has resulted in my sister (hopefully) bringing down a replacement..... oh happy Hilda! We'll keep Greta for the spare parts....
The high winds have resulted in the harbour being completely full, with the advantage of real-time entertainment..... thanks to the antics of the charter boat rental customers....
Four large chartered catarmarans (46' long) arrived two days ago with each boat containing 10-12 german sailors here to experience the joys of Bahamas sailing. At $6000.00 per week per boat, they tend to be fully loaded with guests in order to share the high cost of the rental. The resultant spectacle is remarkable.... anchoring, dropping poles overboard, dropping people overboard, large parties, nude swimming, nude showering, heavy drinking, near misses with boats, dinghies, fishing rods, anchors, docks, music.... absolutely wonderful entertainment..... much better than TV!
Unfortunately they left this morning, so tonight should be rather boring in comparison.
This morning was spent on long walks on the beach searching for broken pottery from the 1820s, and guests this afternoon for some breadmaking lessons from Louise.
The sky is blue and the sun is shining...... all is well!