Chilling in Georgetown
13 February 2011 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
Captain Chris, winds NE at 20 kts
Linda and DeeDee at Eddie's Edgewater
You’d think we would learn about making plans. As we left the Stocking Island anchorage to move closer to the town and fill up on water, we felt the transmission slip again. After trying all the tips from other cruisers and not seeing any change, we decided to pull the transmission and return it to Nassau, back to Albert’s for re-repair. It’s currently there, and we’re waiting to hear from Albert what he’s found inside.
With the main engine out of commission, we jib sailed back to Monument Beach at Stocking Island, where it is a bit more protected and we have nice deep water. Skip and Lydia helped us maneuver by pushing with the dinghy once we got across the harbor and rolled the sail in. Since then we’ve been at anchor watching the other boats come and go, swimming, hiking, and reading. Of course, that meant we were here for the Super Bowl, which we got to watch instead of having to listen to our Sirius radio feed, all the better because of the Packer win!
We celebrated Linda’s birthday several times, at lunch and dinner with other cruisers, and then at Pet’s Place deli which has free breakfast on your birthday. We took advantage of the wash and fold service at the laundromat, a luxury that wasn’t that much more than spending the day sitting around there. Things get more crowded here as more boats arrive for the Cruiser’s Regatta at the end of February, the last boat count was around 260.
Some of our friends from Marsh Harbour have come through Georgetown and moved on, and others are showing up now so we don’t feel too rushed. We are learning to be very vague about plans, and to roll with the punches as they are dealt. There are worse places to be stranded!