Sunday, January 17, 2016

Twas the Season

Just before Christmas Linda Haith came on the iconic Santa Clause flight to Great Harbor Cay to visit and make a deep water crossing to the Abacos with us.  As Always the weather was a factor so as we waited for a favorable weather window we hiked, conched, hug out at the the beach bar and had few a Happy Hours with the other boaters. Our schedule to get to Marsh Harbor to pick up our daughters and Dan was closing in on us. But the weather gods smiled on us and gave us two days of spectacular weather with a favorable wind to get to the Abaco. As a bonus we actually got great weather for the next 2 weeks. Probably the best sailing weather we have had in a while. Linda left us on December 20th and the kids arrived on the 24th. Off we sailed with Sarah, Michelle and Dan. First down to Lynard Cay, then up to Tahiti Beach, up to Hope Town, over to Treasure Cay, across to Fishers Bay then back to Marsh Harbor. We had an absolute BLAST. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, during the day and at night we visited places like Captain Jacks, Nippers, Snappas, The Conch Inn, The Jib Room etc etc etc…..  The kids showered us with Christmas gifts and memories that will last us a lifetime. After they left we disappeared up to a secluded anchorage off Manjack Cay to recoup for a few days. Then the bottom dropped out of the weather and we have been moored in the all around protected bay in Hope Town since New Years Day. We have enjoyed our time in Hope Town especially on the boat Legacy from Lake Lotawana with our hosts Pam and Ron.  We watched all the Chiefs playoff games with them.  Sad the Chiefs lost but now its time to move on. This week it looks like a window is opening up to move south. So if it holds out we will sail down to Spanish Wells, the lobster capital of the Bahamas then eventually down to the Exumas. Enjoy the pictures.

Wreck outside of Great Harbor Cay

Biking to the cave with Chris and Robin

Waiting the rain out at the bar on the beach

Pot luck party at Great Harbor

Anchoring out on Sandy Point

At the top of the lighthouse in Hope Town

Lunch at the Lodge

Christmas Caroling in Hope Town waiting out weather

Christmas Mass at SFDS on Marsh Harbor

Boaters Christmas even Danny had a stocking


Junkanoo and dancing at Sea Spray

It was so much fun having the kids on the boat. The Kings get crazy!

Hope Town Lighthouse

Beach Day

Had to go to Nippers, Nippers, Nippers

Sunset on the ball in Treasure Cay

Sunset in Hope Town

Who doesn't like a swim-up bar

Tahiti Beach

Happy New Year from Marsh Harbor

Pam & Ron on Legacy from Lake Lotawana