But first lets recap the latest sail south from Wardrick Wells.........We had plenty of time to meander down the Exuma chain and we did a good job at sailing when we could and staying put when weather wasn't to our liking. Speaking of weather not to our liking.....this is what Lobster Cay looked like the second afternoon we were there. SW winds 40+ winds putting us on the lee shore. Lots of fun for 4 hours.
|yes, it was breezy|
|Celest is ready too|
One area we really enjoyed was the Lee Stocking/Barreterre region. The water was very clear, the little settlement is a joy and the cracked conch at "Norman's Fishermen Inn" was the best we have ever had! We had to back more than once.
|Monument marking the channel from day of old|
|Tug & Barge Cays|
|Views of Barreterre|
|Hurricane damage lasts a long time|
|Town boat launch|
|Tida Wave being towed to George Town|
|One big sand bar|
|Can you count the number of blues!|
|Nati heading south with Celest|
Once the wind turned back to the NE it was time to make our run down Exuma Sound and pull into George Town for the regatta. The forecast was as predicted and we had a great sail all the way to our anchorage. There are perhaps 150 boats in the harbor for the regatta. There is plenty of room to find a spot to drop the hook and we have already seen a number of friends. Paul & Kathryn on sv Cool Cat came in yesterday so we should have plenty of fun.
|King of the "Cuda's - now how did I make this mess?|
|First one caught|
|4th one caught!|
We have more pictures of the regatta prep but we will do a follow-up of the regatta after all the races are complete on Saturday.
|One of many ships carrying in the racing boats|
|Kidd Cove filling up with racers|
|The boats are getting unloaded|
|Big & small|
|Regatta Park formerly the "Straw Market" before the fire|
Here we go.........