29 March 2009 | Exuma Bahamas
Arrived in Georgetown a week ago. The harbor is huge; lots of good places to anchor. This is the site of a big regatta every year in March so lots of activities, races, and people. We rented a car to visit some of the inland towns; found one town, Williams Town, where the remains of salt industry from the 1800's are there. You can see the half acre or so squares in the shallow pond that were deeded just like share farming a valley would be; they scooped it up and big ships came to a high rock bank (rather unusual) where the tower marker still stands to load.
Leaving tomorrow for Long Island which is a day south and east of here; then on to Cat Cay. Plenty of provision places every where there is a town with laundry and cafes. Diesel has been the only shortage. Lot of marinas are closing or changing owners who do not have credit for fuel from tankers that come thru. Good thing we can sail.
We took a trail across to the Atlantic ocean side today. Scooter loves waves and had a good time. Beautiful here; lots of vegetation.