Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dock Life

The boat is tethered to the dock in Marsh Harbor at The Jib Room for a while.Mike`s mother has become gravely ill and he and his sister will take turns at her side,Mike anticipates going to Ohio next week.The owners here were very attentive to his need and came right away with a Bahamian cell phone for the boat.I will stay and boat sit and will have many dock mates who will help with any problems while he is gone.
We have had a couple of cool nights,in the 50`s but tonight is gorgeous with a blazing orange sunset.Mike hasn`t gone fishing here but helped a fisherman clean his catch and was rewarded with a nice strawberry grouper.
Marsh Harbor did have some hurricane damage including the town dingy dock but we have been allowed to use the wine store`s private dock in town.Of course he felt it fair to shop there and found a great Italian red wine for my pasta this week.They have relocated the Save A Lot discount store closer and can shop there or the provision company or big Maxwell's grocery.There are advantages besides the airport to Marsh Harbor but I really miss the travel to other islands.
The docks are not full,business is very slow in the islands.We got an excellent dockage rate that included electric,water and cable and they have clean showers ,pool and restaurant and bar.
Last week we shared a dock with a man who crossed over from Lake Worth with us.He came across in a 20 foot sailboat all by himself,he was at Green Turtle Cay with us then at New Years at Spanish Cay but got an email that his best friend was taken to hospice so he left across the Atlantic the next day.Not sure if he was courageous or crazy to solo sail across in a 20 foot boat.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Marsh Harbor Revisited

After a wonderful New Years Celebration at Spanish Cay we cut our stay short there due to a front that is forecast to come through tonight and tomorrow morning with high winds. We are now at Marsh Harbor Marina and Jib Room Restaurant, and will be here for a while as it is a secure place for the boat and I may have to fly home in the near future and there is a airport in Marsh Harbor. The celebration at Spanish Cay included a performance by The Barefoot Man, Prime Rib and Shrimp Dinner, Champagne, and a Fireworks display. We also won a gift basket loaded with goodies and a bottle of champagne for the best decorated boat. It couldn't of been better.