Tuesday, February 10 to Saturday, February 21, 2015
On February 10th, after one night at the Abaco Beach Resort in Boat Harbour, we head over to Hope Town, one of our favourite places in the Bahamas. It’s another cool and windy day, but we are getting used to that now. Compared to being out on unprotected ocean crossings, the windy weather here on the Sea of Abaco between the islands seems like a piece of cake.
When we arrive in the Hope Town harbour and pull into the Hope Town Inn and Marina, it feels like coming home since we spent so much time here last year. And, they put us in the slip right next to our friends, Louise and Guy on Miss Ellie, from Vancouver who we spent lots of time with last year. It’s so great to see them again! Unfortunately, the other couple who was with us here last year also, Debra and John (Mandalay) have been stuck in Florida waiting for good weather to make the Gulf Stream crossing. With all this wind and bad weather, they haven’t been able to make it across for weeks.
We’ve now been in Hope Town for over a week. Besides the windy weather which has made getting around challenging, we like it here in Hope Town so have been enjoying the downtime. This week has been the Hope Town Song Writers Festival with a number of shows taking place around the Elbow Cay island, so we are enjoying some entertainment and lots of time with friends.
Looks like we will be leaving Hope Town on Monday and heading down to Sea Spray. We haven’t been there since our first trip to the Abacos. From there, we plan to spend a couple of days in Marsh Harbour, then head up north so we are ready to do the Whale Cay crossing later in the week. Trip is starting to come to an end for another year. Time flies!