2007/03/01

2007.03.01

We are back at anchor outside Hope Town, Elbow Cay harbour, waiting for the tide to rise so we can go through the channel into the harbour without plowing our way through or going aground… high tide is at 1840 so we have a few hours to relax…

We spent 6 days in Boat Harbour marina and although it is always nice not to have to worry about water and power supply (but pay for both!!!) I must say I enjoy being at anchor so much more… we have a wonderful 360 view of sea, island and L’Equipe instead of seeing boats and more boats all around …

It may look like Soli dug this V shaped notch in the rock... it actually was there when we docked and very handy too as we only had a few inches of water on that ledge ahead of her...

We did a little provisioning in Marsh Harbour just a little fresh stuff, had lunch out a Mangoes and were invited to a birthday party (potluck type) of a member of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club…met all kind of interesting people ….

We were actually supposed to head for Hope Town yesterday… it was noon we were just about to check out and sever the umbilical cord ….It was pouring rain, which I don’t mind too much, but we were having a thunder storm with lightning strikes all around ….
I did not care too much to be out in the middle of the Abaco Sea with just 2 tall masts playing target practice with the storm…. and the forecast stating it would not change until 2300…

So we decided to stay another day and of course an hour and a half later the sun was shinning in a gorgeous blue sky… needless to say I felt more than a little sheepish as we had lost a whole day because of me… but it did seem like a good idea at the time… how does the saying go… I went from hero to zero in no time flat!





We were very glad to hear that CN stike is over and that Fil is back home with the family..I took this one for you that's a dragon hibiscus!!!!!


And J borrowed my book ...so we now have another fan of "The other Boleyn Girl" that's what it took to get her to sit for more than 5 minutes...I did not think she could do it!
We are now at a mooring buoy inside the harbour... came in at 1600 with a rising tide with no trouble and we are so happy to be here in the thick of things... there is a big celebration this week-end to commemorate the landing of the loyalists on Elbow Cay a few hundred years ago so moorings are at a premium.... we are looking forward to it all and hopefully will share a few pictures with you soon....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad to be home. Was in Toronto for 2 1/2 weeks. I have to correct you though, on the strike being over. It's not. The strike is still on until March 26th, although most employees have gone back to work during the 1-month ratification period. And the word out is that they will reject the tentative agreement. If that happens, it starts all over again at the end of the month. So we wait and see. Love the picture of the hibiscus. I'm glad to see that Jacqueline is now reading the book. Absolutely one of my favourites. I can't wait for the movie with Natalie Portman playing Anne and Scarlett Johansson playing Mary. Fil

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