Goodbye Bright Ayes, Hello Hope Town
08 April 2019 | Hope Town, Abacos, Bahamas
There comes a time when you have to say goodbye and that would be today for us as we need to get back to Marsh Harbor. But.....having said that, Bright Ayes is one of those couples we really enjoy spending time with as they encourage us to try new or different things. Wayne is so knowledgeable about our boat and really helps Greg think through issues we may be having on Ti Amo. Betty and I share recipes, ideas and anything new we may have come across worth sharing.
Before leaving the anchorage, Bright Ayes hailed us on the radio to see if they could bring a couple of their settee cushions over to help me with the struggle I was having to decide on a color choice for Ti Amo. Betty just “gets it”. She knew I was searching for the right combination of fabric and colors and when she offered a solution she went a step further and showed me what it would look like. Not only did I see it, but they had the name of the color aboard the boat so I could order when we get ready to recover this summer.
With a wave as they leave the anchorage, Greg and I make a plan to head towards Hope Town. We arrive just about lunch time and decide to go into Harbor View and grab lunch. We motored the entire way. I am not complaining as we have had some really great sails here, it is just that most people think you sail everywhere here. Believe it or not there are days when the wind is light and variable and it will not sustain our head sail.
As we are finishing our lunch and paying our check, in the door comes a familiar face. Park Terrell from Regent Point is coming in to have lunch. We wave him over to our table and enjoy some catching up with him. He is working with Norton Yachts teaching some sailing classes here. What fun to see him and hear of his venture.
A walk on the beach for Jaxon and then we head back to Ti Amo to watch the boats coming and going from Marsh Harbor, Hope Town and points north and south.