We passed the Hopetown Sailing Club’s boat race as we sailed to Elbow Cay, so we knew there may be empty mooring balls with reserved markers on them. But luckily we found a couple open balls. We decided on one that would be easiest to navigate our boat to that belonged to Cap’n Jack’s. We tied a small fender to it marked with our boat name. We dropped off Dean at Cap’n Jack’s to pay for the ball and let him explore the town. Dave and I took the dinghy back to the boat to bring it in to the harbor. By now it was between 1 & 1:30, and low tide was at 2:20. So we headed towards the channel to enter the harbor with inches under our keel. Yesterday was the full moon, so the tides are more extreme right now, too. We made it through fine and found a direct route between boats to our mooring ball. Dave was at the bow as I crept up to the ball. He had to grab it with a boat hook and bring the end of the line to our boat so he could run two dock lines through it, one off each side of the bow. It all went very smooth.
|safely attached to mooring ball|
|cool tile at the Reef Bar at Hopetown Lodge|
|we played around with the Snap Ghost app|
Back at the boat, I headed to bed, but Dave and Dean stayed up later sharing stories of who knows what.