Jan. 5. 2013: The first surprise has been that my internet connections in the Bahamas has been less reliable than Western China or Kazakhstan. Hence, the long pauses in blogging. The last entry was in Bimini and now we are on Grand Bahama Island and our first guest, granddaughter, Ellen, departed yesterday but without her starfish. We don’t know how US customs might like this in her suitcase so we will bring it back on Sable. It will take several blogs to get this trip up to speed. So much has happened.
Just to back up, we were in Bimini for Christmas and finally had a weather window for our trip to Old Bahama Bay on the most western tip of Grand Bahama Island. We actually were able to get sails up and engine off for part of this trip. We motor-sailed the remainder.
We were in Old Bahama Bay with Silver Girl last March. We like this stop and this time, we were waiting on Ellen to join us on the 29th. Unfortunately, the weather was cold and windy so we needed to sit tight for a few days. This did mean we had New Years there and while none of us made it to midnight, we did join the celebration at the club house. The next phase was our overnight trip to anchor out at Sale Cay. That will be the next blog.
Jan on Sable