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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will keep Mike's mother in my prayers and a safe trip to Mike. Take care of yourself while you are on your own, Chrissy!!