Riding the Storm Out
27 March 2009 | Guana Cay
Apologies to REO Speedwagon.... Well, as the wind continued to build and to clock around, the folks at Dive Guana, the company that owns and maintains the moorings here, informed some of us that we may have to vacate our moorings if they start blowing directly into the harbor opening. This could create a situation where the moorings could fail, destroying not only the mooring but the boat attached thereto and any boats it crashes into....and so on and so on...
This motivated Bill and Mary on Southern Vectis to start checking around and they found very affordable slips at Orchid Bay Marina. These were protected within a breakwater and gave access to hot showers, shore power, etc. They passed the word around to us fellow vagrants and pretty soon there were five more sailboats tying up at Orchid Bay(including the Norma Fay).
This is a very nice marina with a retaurant, WiFi and, yes (egad!) another bar to check out! (Work work work....toil toil toil....) Anyway, I'm off my mooring ball and back in a slip. By way of celebration, here's a picture of the view from Nippers. (Note, this picture was taken yesterday, before the passages started raging and this beach is protected by a barrier reef and the surf still gets through. The passages are not protected by this reef.....umm that's why they're called passages...they go THROUGH the reef.)