On our way from Staniel Cay to RoyalIsland
(near Spanish Wells) we stopped for the night near this deserted island at
Norman Cay cut.I am reminded of BC or
Haggar the Horrible in the comics when I see an island like this…they always
end up washed up on an island like this…with just one coconut tree…
I again stocked up on carrots before leaing Georgetown as we wantedto feed the pigs at
Big Major near Staniel Cay.I learned
before that pigs have big teeth and I like having 10 fingers so tongs were in
The interesting thing about Mahi-Mahi is that they lose
their beautiful colors shortly after they are pulled from the water.Perhaps other fish do the same but as you can
see here this one is about 50% gray and soon was all gray.
We discovered this wonderful champagne at Pussers at Sopers
Hole on the night of our first cruising anniversary (3/9/2010) having dinner
with friends Heinz and Margrit.It was
so good I have been on the look-out since.Mark found some at a liquor store in Georgetown and purchase me a bottle.As you can see from this picture I went back
the next day a got a case…great price too!
During this time period the cruisers regatta was underway.
This was tallent night. There was also a dinghy race, golf, a poker run, a
scavenger hunt and many other activities.Oh yes, and two races all done in just a week.One race was around the island…the other one
was around the marks.
Talent night was the one event we made it to after all the
work was done.
The next day I had to yet again go to customs, this time to
pick drugs, mail and parts for the windlass which was now acting up.Who was it that first said that cruising was
just getting to fix you boat in exotic ports?Seems like this was our year to do so in Georgetown.
I had company again on this trip that made it fun Danny from m/v Akuna Matata who needed to
pick up a package and Patti joined us just for fun.
Once we got done with the generator I met fellow cruisers
Patti and Fred on Casa Mare'.Patti and
I had a girls day out, which usually means lunch, a stroll around town and a
stop at the grocery store before heading back to the boat.Oh, and plenty of laughs.
One thing I have not mentioned during all of this dilemma is
the help we got from fellow cruisers, Nick, Stacy and Ethan on Night
Music.They were cruising on a Southern
Cross 40 and had a Honda 2000I (gas poweredportable generator) that they used daily.We put a call out on the cruisers net that we
were in trouble and needed to borrow or rent a generator until ours got
fixed.Not only did they immediately
volunteer the use of their generator but daily, Nick delivered and picked it up
when we were done
I know there are a bunch of wonderful cruisers in the world
but right now I think the crew of Night Music is right there at the top of the
The electrical half of the generator went kaput while we
were in Georgetown.We found that Reggie's Express could fly a
new one in and we could pick it up at customs.When we received the paperwork they added the local 45% up charge for a
'luxury item'.Yikes!When we took the paperwork to customs we
naturally contested the up charge, stating that we needed the generator in
order to raise and lower our anchor.Fortunately, the real reason for the charge was they though it was a
stand-alone generator (like a Honda 2000) and once they understood that it was
part of our boat the charge was waived.
I met a lady from Dive Exuma (Tamara) who had a truck and
she graciously offered to take me with her…made the trip fun, needless to say
rather than taking a taxi.
I met Jim at Yoga on the beach.I wanted one of his boat cards but he said he
did not have any.I told him to stop by
and I would make some for him.When we
were working on them we found out he keeps his boat in the same marina as we do
in new Bern, North Carolina.