Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
We are now anchored out in front of Man O War marina in the harbor. This is just a small Island, smaller than South Bass Island in Lake Erie. It is a dry island so it is not a party Island Like South Bass, but it is the main boatbuilding island in the Bahamas. There are many boatyards and there many great craftsman here, and if you are a woodworker this is a must stop for you. We are spending a couple of days here and hope to move farther south on Wednesday weather permitting. Very friendly people here, nice shops, a good bakery, and grocery store also. We grilled steak on the boat tonight, and had red wine and chocolate as it is Valentine's day. Life is good !!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
http://arkwild.org/blog/ It rained most of the day yesterday, that was the first long rain we have had all winter so far. When we were at Hopetown the other day one of the local bars, Captain Jack's was advertising a "Dress Like a Walmart Shopper" night, we would of liked to of been there to see that. We still are having the time of our lives, and hope to move on to the next island tommorow.
Friday, February 11, 2011
We started out for a walk yesterday as the winds were forcast to be 30 knots or more by Chris Parker of the Bahamas and Caribbean Weather Services. We first walked to Cottman's Castle which was the home of Evan Cottman, an American doctor who once practiced in the Out Islands and went on to write a book called "Out Island Doctor." He built the home himself and it is a landmark on the Island. After viewing the home and taking a few pictures we continued our walk and since we were already near the ferry dock we decided to take the ferry over to Hope Town on Elbow Cay. The harbor was smaller than I expected and quite full. There is not room to anchor in the main harbor as it is taken up by moorings. Chris thought the mooring balls were close, but as long as you don't have anthing over 45 ft there should be enough room to swing. We had a good day walking the town and exploring. We had a good lunch at Captain Jacks on the harbor, I had the grilled Wahoo and Chris had the special, Curried pork with rice. The portions were more than enough, and we left quite full. We ended the day back at the Jibroom at Marsh Harbor with the cruisers happy hour and trivia night. It still looks like it may rain today so we will be here for a little while more. Chris is getting restless and wants to move on.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Washed the boat today and mother nature did an additional rinse most of the afternoon. Need to clean the stainless on the boat tomorrow, the saltwater down here is much harder than Lake Erie water was on it. One thing we are thinking of for next year is replacing our Dingy with a RIB Hypalon hard bottom dingy. Ours works OK but the RIB's plane and track so much better, and you don't have to worry about dragging them ashore and damaging the bottom.