We’ve made it once again to Georgetown in the Bahamas for the third year in a row. It is good to see our old friends and familiar places. Thanks to Jim and Linda for helping us make it this far. Jim and I got to spend a lot of quality time in the engine room as I cursed impellers, propellers and circuit breakers. I think/hope we have all of our problems with our new equipment worked out. We finally installed a watermaker this year and after some teething pains, it’s finally producing 42 gallons of fresh water an hour. Much nicer than filling 5 gallon jerry cans up at the well and lugging them back in the dinghy in two foot seas.
Georgetown is nicknamed “Chicken Harbor” as many people never end up going further south in the Caribbean due to the large unprotected distances between islands from this point on. Ann and I hope get enough courage to leave sometime in the next 2-4 weeks assuming we can find a good weather window and one more able body to help us with the first three legs. Any volunteers?
Anyway, below are a few pictures of our trip so far and I’ve updated the “Current GPS Track” section of the blog if you care to see that. Cheers!
Leaving The Great Bahama Bank for Exuma Sound through Dotham Cut
Jim and Linda in Dotham Cut
Mahi in Exuma Sound abeam Lee Stocking Island
Sunset in the Tongue of the Ocean
Raising the quarantine flag prior to clearing customs at Great Harbor in the Berry Islands
Atop Monument Hill on Stocking Island overlooking Elizabeth Harbor with a view of Great Exuma in the background
Jim and Linda Miller on Staniel Cay
Entering the cut into the harbor at Great Harbor, Berry Islands, Bahamas
Jim and Bill navigating into Elizabeth Harbor
The infamous swimming pigs at Big Majors Cay
My favorite bartender, Annette (Bahamian Bartender that is)
Ann and Sarah at the Chat and Chill, Stocking Island
Sarah and Bill – ditto
From Right to Left – Ann, Bill Paul, Karin, Sylvianne and Ken
This is either Sarah or Ann beating me in Mexican Train Dominoes, not sure