Today was our “day at sea”. I came in alone with the dinghy. We were able to load all four of them into the dingy. Before we left the cottage, I drew a map of the dinghy and explained where people would sit. So we discussed who would sit where and which order to get into the dingy. I pulled up to the sailing club’s dock because they have a ramp for loading instead of having to climb down a ladder and into the dinghy. It went pretty smooth and off we went out of the harbor and to our anchored boat. Everyone made it out of the dinghy and onto the boat just fine.
I gave them all a tour of the boat, then we raised the anchor and set off for Man of War to tour a different island by about 10:00. We used the spinnaker sail on our way to Man of War. We were having so mush fun sailing that we continued on to Great Guana Cay. They say you should always write your sailing plans in the sand at high tide.
|even Linda was out on the deck|
|Kaye tying a figure 8|
|Don raising the spinnaker|
|Mary and Kaye|
|Mary and Bev|
Change of plans. We decided to go to Nippers on Great Guana Cay. We anchored in Fisher’s Bay and took the dinghy to shore in two trips along with our snorkel gear. We landed on the beach and had to step in the water to get to shore. This way we avoided the tall ladder docks again. I called the “Nipper mobile” to pick us up. It is a golf cart. We had to make two trips with the cart through the little town and up the hill to the other side of the island. It was about 4 city blocks, but fun to ride.
It was about 12:30 and we were all hungry, so we had lunch sitting at a table overlooking their beautiful beach. After lunch we took their stairway down to the beach. We enjoyed walking the beach and into the water. But we all agreed that the water was too cold and the waves were kind of rough to snorkel here.
|second trip arriving on the Nipper Mobile|
|Kaye in heaven|
|Don and Linda|
|Mary and Bev|
|Kaye, Dave, Mary, Bev, Linda, Don|
There wasn’t much to see, but they enjoyed playing in the water. Right before getting out of the water, Kaye and Bev saw a stingray. That made their day.
|snorkeling Fisher's Bay|
|beach on Great Guana Cay|
|Don cant get enough|
We motor sailed back to Elbow Cay at about 4:00. We cooked sweet potatoes in the oven on the way. We were back about 6:00, just after sunset and anchored on the west side of the island again. We grilled steaks to have with our sweet potatoes and baked beans. We also threw together an awesome salad. I don’t get enough salads. For dessert, I pulled out the nut roll I had made with our mother’s recipe. My brother and sister didn’t remember it. So it must have been something she started doing after they left home. But everyone loved it. This was the first time we have had 6 people for dinner on our boat. Cozy, but fun.
|Captain Don, not to be confused with Captain Ron|
|dinner on our boat|
After getting her bed ready at the dining room table, she and I sat out in the cock pit and sipped a glass of my home made kahlua. She thought it was pretty cool to see the light house from a different angle.