The Rooster cottage had no water this morning. There was a public
restroom just down the hill at the Post Office, which they used. And
Don had filled a waste basket with water from there to flush their
toilet. They had some bottled water, so were able to wash their faces
and brush their teeth. Rabanette was on it and had it working before we
left for the day.
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|
We took the Nipper mobile back to the dinghy on the beach at Grabbers.
It was nice and calm, so we decided to snorkel right there. We had gear
for 3 people, so Don, Bev and Kaye all snorkeled. I waded into the
water and used our clear bottom bucket to look for any sea life. I
found out we had a hole in the bottom of the bucket where the plexi
glass is sealed to the bucket. One more project for Dave.
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
|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
|Captain Don, not to be confused with Captain Ron|
|dinner on our boat|
Don and Linda were leaving at 8:00 in the morning by ferry for Marsh Harbor to fly home. So we said our good bye’s before they left. It was so fun having them visit and see how we live. We all had a great time together. Dave took Bev, Don and Linda back to the cottage. Kaye spent the night on the boat. It was something she wanted to experience. She helped me with the dishes, which was great because they wouldn’t have all fit in my dish drainer, as usual.
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.
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