A trip with our “sister” ship
06 April 2019 | Aunt Pats Bay, Tahiti Beach, Abacos
With the harbor emptying out to head to the Barefoot Mans concert over at Great Guana Cay, we were anxious to move as well to enjoy some of the beauty that the Abacos afford. Being in Marsh Harbor to me is like being in Nassau just on a much smaller scale. It has some nice restaurants, great supermarket, an airport, fuel, and most any other of your day to day needs but it lacks the ambiance. There are ferry boats going to and from at all hours of the day as well as charter companies running out of the marinas that are deep in the anchorage.
We prefer the anchorage where you can see the beautiful blue waters and hear the birds in the trees or brush. That is what calms the soul! You wake to the birds chirping and the waves lapping on the side of the boat and the gentle movement of the dinghy behind the boat. Jaxon enjoys these anchorages as well as he explores as often as possible the sounds and the smells of the sea.
Bright Ayes (Wayne and Betty) are anchored with us in Marsh Harbor and are heading further south to pick up guests at Staniel Cay in the Exumas. We have not seen them at all this trip but for the brief happy hour and dinner with all the other Caliber owners. We set a plan to follow them south for a day or two as we have some time to burn before Thom and Lynn arrive next week.
The wind in right on the nose as we motor our way to Tahiti Beach or Aunt Pats Bay. A short little two hour trip and we are all anchored and ready to head to the beach. There is is kite surfer showing off his skills and quite a few sun worshippers and children enjoying the spit of sand at Tahiti Beach. Jaxon made friends as he raced up and down the beach at full speed only stopping if there is someone willing to pet him or they are about his size. He loves children as they are smaller and so affectionate. After several “digs” in the sand and laying his entire body in the sand, we elect to head to the boat and bathe him before heading to the Abaco Inn for a cocktail.
The Abaco Inn sits on the ocean front and is quite a gorgeous venue to sit and enjoy an afternoon cocktail. The bar overlooks the pool and the ocean and offers just stunning views of the waves coming into the shore. It is quite windy and the waves are crashing against the rocks. We finish our cocktails and head to the Sea Spray marina just to have a look at the boats that are tied up there and then we head back to our boats.
Betty and Wayne are hosting dinner for us all so we go home and prepare for dinner. I am preparing a Caesar salad to accompany dinner and then making a veggie and dip tray and for dessert I am maiking and apple crips. What a wonderful dinner of pork tenderloin, rice and sweet potatoes! Between our appys, dinner, dessert and wine, we were commenting about what this meal would have cost us here in the Bahamas. Feeling well beyond full.......we head back to Ti Amo and call it another day!