2007/02/27

2007.02.27

It has been a few days since I've blogged...nothing new to report or am I getting lazy....
We've actually had some snide remarks ... "getting tired of the hummingbird"!!!!!

So now you have the beautiful turtle that Heinz has been feeding at his dock by hanging a fish carcase in the water ...

Since we last posted, anchored off Hopetown, we have returned to Grand Abaco Island but are at a different marina on the other side of the island... Boat Harbour Marina or the official name Abaco Beach resort and Boat Harbour ..it is a very protected harbour, which is why we came here, anticipating another "Norther" which did not really happen... or if it did we were so sheltered we did not feel a thing!!!

We really did enjoy Hopetown on Elbow Cay and are actually planning to go back soon.... the last time we were there we could not get a mooring in the harbour so we anchored out ..way out... as the tide was going down and we could see the bottom coming up we would move further out...and we ended up anchored in the middle of nowhere in 6 feet of water, which I happen to like....

We walked around this charming little town with again the same very colourful houses... the same but somehow each island manages to have its own style and flavour... we always wonder if we would like to buy a house on any of them but have come to the conclusion, for now, that as long as we can do it, we can enjoy them all from our floating home....






Hopetown has a very distinguished lighthouse which is ,we are told, one of the last lighthouses still lit by candle power and it is visible at over 20 miles.... must have some awsome lenses....we hope to visit it on our return visit.









David had a lesson in basket weaving 101... from one of the local experts but somehow I don't think he is ready for a career move...and then the guys just enjoyed the view and a few moments of "far niente"....







I did some laundry, we got soaked coming back from town in the dinghy as the water was very choppy, so everything we were wearing had to be washed and hung to dry in this beautiful Bahama breeze.. the water was a magical colour (and I HATE turquoise!!!!) and it really felt like we were cruising in the Bahamas



It's really amazing , I feel as if we just got here and I want to see so much more and cannot get enough of just hangining out swinging from our hook....

The dirty word on board is the "B word".... I cannot even think of going back... I miss everyone, our family and friends but not the life style...even though everything here is so much more labour intensive ....such as walking into town to do provisionning and walking back carrying it all.... the criteria before something goes into our shopping cart is its weight!!!!
But we still manage to eat extremely well on board both boats... we have only gone out for supper once since we left Westend (our first stop after the crossing).
This was last evening's dinner....






Salmon and Broccoli with Gratin Lyonnais and Apple, cranberry and pecan crumble...with a soaking of rum and a scoop or ICE CREAM for pud..... would you prefer ANOTHER sunset picture?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy yourselves - We're off tomorrow morning at 6AM. Will be back around midnight on the 7th and am working 'till 9:30PM the next day but I'll try and give you a ring on the 9th (or 10th or 11th)
-Stephen (and Elisabeth) (in Enfland)

Anonymous said...

England, even.

Anonymous said...

Hi Solitaire 1

I just read what you have done the last few days, looks very exciting, and what a beautiful turtle. The last supper you had look great, it is 11:30 AM, I was not very hungry, but when I look at those picture with the nice salmon (look like beef on the picture, but beef in the Bahamas must be very expensive or does that exist there?) and the potatoes, and what a dessert you have, now I am starting to be very hungry, and I have a very small lunch today, but I will do with it, I will just loose weight that's it. I would like to be there, it is life without stress, I do not know if I am right or not, but really looked like that, just fooling around doing nothing. Say hello to Jacqueline and Heinz, and look forward to hear from all of you soon. I am anxious to see your next meal.

Suzanne

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