Friday, December 25th to Saturday, January 16, 2016
Having Christmas back in Canada in December was great, so it might be something we consider for Christmas 2016 also. Christmas day at home is more like a cool fall day in October than Christmas. Crazy weather! But by the next day (Boxing Day), the snow comes, and from what we’ve heard… it hasn’t left since.
On January 7th, we arrive back in the Bahamas. It is good to be back (again!). And, the weather is lovely. Apparently they had some stormy weather the day before we arrive, but when we get to the boat, it is paradise. Shortly after we arrive, Lee is walking on the deck and runs into Debra and John from Annapolis, MD on Mandalay. They have just arrived after doing Gulf Stream crossing from Florida in the last few days. They made it! We met them in Hope Town two years ago and have stayed in touch since. Great to see them again!
Quite a few of the boaters went home for the holidays, so it is a nice reunion getting back. Although it seems to rain every other day, we manage to get out and about for beach walks and patio time.
Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been good enough to take Silver Maple off the dock since we’ve been back, but hopefully soon. Apparently tomorrow we are going to get 30 – 40 knot winds so no plans to go anywhere. We will be staying put and holding on to our hats! Take care, everyone… and stay warm!