We are now at the dock at Bluff House, Green Turtle Cay. They have a special here during the winter months that any purchases that you make in the bar, restaurant, gift shop, on laundry tokens or ice will be credited towards your dockage.. We have had some great meals and will spend a few days here. We also wanted to pull in to hook up to the 110V so that I could run the equalize function on our charger, as the house batteries have not been getting up to full charge from the solar, wind and engine chargers. We will know if that worked once we go out to the anchorage again.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I am so glad to be on a mooring ball today-winds are over 30 miles per hour all day but is comfy now in the harbor except for the howling noise.Yesterday was beautiful weather-Brendel`s Dive Shop had a Christmas feast potluck attended by over 100 people with cruisers and islanders,Brendel supplied lots of Goombay Smash punch and music and we had a great time hearing peoples stories and nibbling all the food.Christmas eve we were on a huge catamaran owned by some very nice people from England-25 people on it seemed like nothing,they had a hot tub onboard even.We got to touch base there with team Dream catcher and hope to bump into them again down the line.We plan on staying still until jan. 1 for junkanoo then go south.The watermaker is working great so all is good with being stuck onboard today.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Green Turtle Club
We are now at anchor in White Sound, Green Turtle Cay. We are in front of the Green Turtle club and Bluff House resorts. This is a very secure anchorage, protected from just about any direction, and we will be here or in Black Sound just a couple of miles South of here until after New Years day and the we will head towards Treasure Cay for a while. We are going out tonight for dinner and to listen to a local band, The Gully Roosters. We are still having too much fun!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
http://www.spanishcay.com/marina.htm ) expected a quiet day but had to send a call out for help and we all ended up in the bar for drinks,cruising conversation and very tasty food-fresh grouper for us.At the end of our meal the manager couple brought out 2 cheesecakes in a martini glass with lighted candles for our birth-aversay.This was truly a wonderful way to spend it.Today still finds a few brief showers and wind but most cruisers left as they have to meet family at airports.I was glad for the rest day as they had a hard time heading out with brisk winds.I made Mike his favorite mincemeat Christmas cookies then we explored another beach and I carried a beautiful conch shell until the conch showed its head and snorted at me-we put it back in the water after that.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Still in West Palm Beach because of strong north winds,cold winds but the sun was warm during the day.Today we visited City Place-outdoor mall here and went to the fancy theater and saw the Imax movie ``Hubble`` in 3D,amazing video of the space shuttle repairing the Hubble telescope.It was also hilarious riding in Glenn`s old VW vanagan down Worth Avenue surrounded by Rolls,Mazaratis and Ferraris.It was a fun day made better by dinner with Eric Innes-my daughter in law`s dad.We listen to weather guru Chris Parker each am and based on his forecast the next weather window is this weekend-I`m getting eager to go already. chris
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
We are still in Vero Beach waiting for the right weather to cross the Gulf Stream and it doesn't look like it will be right for about a week. We will move down to Lake Worth in the Palm Beach area on Saturday as that is where we will cross over to the Bahamas from.
Tonight we met Tom and Amy from Dreamcatcher, who's blog we have been following for the last couple of years to get information on cruising the Bahamas.