|Keeping "abreast" of the situation|
|Dinner is being served|
V & R just finished off a "real" sail of their own. Around the 1st of March they departed Puerto Rico and did 500+ miles of blue water sailing. It sounds like all went well except the winds were contrary to the expected but still.......they are here and we will have some fun!
|Don't we know this women??!|
|Only we could go to Cheaters when they aren't open!|
Of course the northerlies came in again so we sat in Red Shanks for a couple of days and then we moved over to Big D's to make the exit faster. Rakel was flying out of GGT but they wanted to sail with us so we decided to make a far run up the Exumas in an attempt to make it to Eleuthra Island since Jim and Jo had to fly out of there on Tuesday.
|Flight Plan on the move|
Out at the crack of dawn and up the coast. Fishing was on every ones mind since we had the Perk (aka Gadabout Oneida Lake Perk) on board. The fishing gods didn't let us down this time! Ah.......guess what we are having for dinner??!!
|30+ inches of good food!|
|A little rum all around!|
|Preparations for the frying pan|
Flight Plan caught a mahi also so we had food to spare. Jo cooked up a "Herb" recipe and we had slaw with yellow rice. It was a fabulous dinner after a 65 mile sail to Big Major Spot. Everyone got to see the swimming pigs and then it was time to hit the sack since tomorrow would be another long sail.
Up at 0700 and we were on the way by 0830. We had 55 miles to go to make the south end of Eleuthra and Flight Plan had to make it back to GGT. The winds were good and Perk was at the helm as we flew out of Big Rock Cut and headed NE. No fish this day but we did see 9.6kts of the knot meter and we made it to Rock Sound by 4pm. The next day we picked up a rental car from Dingle's and headed north via auto to make it to North Eleuthra airport before noon. It was 111 km and took a couple of hours.
|A view from Pascals Restaurant|
After getting the anchor down we decided to check out the restaurant right beside us for some good Bahamian cooking. The tapas dinner was great and we even got a glimpse of some very pretty little girls in their Junkaroo outfits!
On the way back from the airport we decided to take a detour top Whale Point to see if we could find property that friends have purchased recently. Very pretty and pretty remote!
Driving just about the whole length of Eleuthra gave us a good opportunity to see another side of the islands. It is different from the southern island but nice. A lot more people, cars and noise for sure. We have to come back to this island and stay longer next time.
Now we have to make plans to make a run up to the Abacos. The "T" & family are coming in soon and we have to have a window to make the run up to Little Harbor. With luck we will be doing that over the next couple of days