Sailing Ti Amo - Our Fourth Adventure

04 April 2020 | Lancaster
27 March 2020 | Charleston, SC.....Whitestone, VA
19 March 2020 | Big Majors, Exumas, Bahamas
17 March 2020 | Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas
16 March 2020 | Williams Cay, Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
15 March 2020 | Williams Cay, Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
14 March 2020 | Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
13 March 2020 | Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
10 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
08 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
07 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Bahamas
02 March 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
28 February 2020 | Southside Bay, Ragged Island, Bahamas
27 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
26 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
25 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
24 February 2020 | Hog Cay, The Ragged Islands, Bahamas
18 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Ragged Islands, Bahamas
08 February 2020 | Hog Cay Cut, Exumas, Bahamas
07 February 2020 | Crab Cay, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas

Planning Day

29 January 2020 | Thompsons Bay, Long Island, Bahamas
glenda groome
With no real agenda for the day, the one thing we know we want to do is dinghy into town and pick up some fuel for the dinghy and maybe stop in at Hillside Supply for a few groceries.

We relax with the second cup of coffee, have a bite of breakfast and then elect to get our day started. Marty and Matt from Runaway (folks we met our first year here in the Bahamas) head over to welcome us to the neighborhood. We asked about the laundry and about what may have changed in Thompson Bay since our last visit in 2017. Seems the laundromat is gone but that is about all that has really changed. The fuel depot is still operational and the two little bars, one of which has the best pizza around.

I used the time in the morning while Greg was making water and the generator was running to use my instant pot to cook a piece of pork for dinner later. While that was cooking I made some coleslaw with a mustard, vinegar and sugar dressing. It was nice to have dinner ready before 10 o’clock in the morning.

Water.....done......dinner....done.......now to town. Greg drops me off to walk up to Hillside (Hill being the operative word) while he and Jaxon run to the Esso station in the dinghy and fuel up. I have completed the rounds up and down the isles, pondering what to do about certain items and checked out and bagged up. I am walking back down the hill when I see Greg and Jaxon. We stop at Fox’s Auto to check on the possibility of renting car for a day and hope that one will be available tomorrow. We were instructed to call in the morning.

Back to Ti Amo we go and unload our goods. I use to complain at leaving Food Lion and having spent $100 and bringing home less than five bags. The Bahamas at least puts that in perspective for me. What I bought for $100 today would fit nicely in one....maybe two bags. I truly don’t know how folks here afford the groceries. A bottle of apple cider vinegar at home I can find it for maybe $1 is $3 here. A small bag of frozen blueberries at home may be $3.99 and here it is $9.56. I am more than willing to pay it, my comment is that while I can afford it, I don’t know how folks here can. I wish I understood their economy and what drives the prices up. I assume since the car we want to rent for the day is $70, they have to charge just about double what we would in the states in order to live, which includes the more expensive groceries. One day I will sit with an official who will explain this all to me. Enough of that for now! I am happy to have fresh groceries no matter the cost.

Dinner was delicious. I have only used the instant pot three times, but I would bring it again for the savings of heat in the cabin and the fact I can cook in it while making water. The days come and go so quickly and we are down for the night.
Comments
Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg and Glenda Groome
Ti Amo's Photos - Main
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Greg's Childhood Vacation spot
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Pics taken by our good friend Jiho Han
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Bridge #1
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The Crew

Who: Greg and Glenda Groome
Port: Topping, VA