Sunday, January 17th to Friday, February 5th, 2016
Even though the weather has been mixed this year, it has been a really great trip. We have met lots of fun new people and reconnected with wonderful old friends. And, since the weather rarely has been nice for two days in a row, we fully embraced the ‘dock potato’ label. Silver Maple will definitely need a bottom cleaning job done when she gets pulled out of the water this year. No doubt there is plenty of plant growth on the hull from sitting in one place so long.
Silver Maple at sunrise on the dock at Hope Town Inn and Marina.
Cocktail night with great friends, Pam and Ron (Legacy), Cass and Brian (Miss Informed), Vince (Fortnight). Photo courtesy of Mandalay.
Flowers always seem to be in bloom in the Bahamas.
Silver Maple on the dock for another sunrise.
As usual, the weather in January and February is a bit cool, but we bundle up and get out and about to the beach and bicycling. There never seems to be a lack of things to do.
Heading out to an afternoon at Lubber’s Landing and Tahiti Beach.
Cass and Brian playing ‘ring-toss’ at Lubber’s Landing. Free tequila shot if you hook the ring!
Ron (Legacy) gives it a try and wins too!
Another winner! Woohoo!
Fun at Lubber’s Landing. Cass prepares to do her tequila shot prize.
Lee and Missie (Tenacious) with her dog, Lovie.
Warmth on the beach! Randy with Cass (Miss Informed) and Pam (Legacy).
Randy with John (Tenacious) playing Frisbee on the beach.
Group enjoying the day on the beach while Lovey tries to dig to China.
On Tahiti Beach.
Debra (Mandalay) waiting for the shuttle back to the marina after a walk on the beach in Hope Town.
Heron walking the shore in Hope Town.
Hope Town harbour as the sailboat ‘Abaco Rage’ returns from winning the local sailing race.
Bicycling to White Sound on Elbow Cay with our good friends John and Debra (Mandalay). Photo courtesy of Mandalay.
Lunch on our bicycle trip at the Abaco Inn with Debra and John (Mandalay).
Bahamian Lime Pie complete with meringue and whip cream at the Abaco Inn.
Lunch on our last day in Hope Town with Debra and John (Mandalay) and Gloria and Jim (Jimandi).
Last chance for Randy’s favourite burger in the Bahamas at the Hope Town Inn and Marina.
Great group of new friends on Miss Informed on our last day in Hope Town.
On Saturday, January 30th, we leave Hope Town for the journey to Green Turtle Cay. Yes, the season is coming to an end again.
Back on the water again! Woohoo!
On our way towards Green Turtle Cay leaving Hope Town and the lighthouse in the distance.
Silver Maple safe and sound at the Green Turtle Club.
Green Turtle Club looking lovely on a calm morning.
Out for a ride in the dinghy to take a break from chores, we find some dolphins feeding and playing.
Hard to catch with the camera, but we love these guys. In her next life Lee wants to come back as a dolphin.
Heron watches over our boat from the other side of the dock every morning.
We will spend two weeks on Green Turtle wrapping things up and getting Silver Maple put away for the season. Haul-out is Monday morning, weather permitting. Very sad but looking forward to being back home.
February 9, 2016 at 12:22 am
Hello. I guess you soon will be heading north. Is it this Friday? Enjoyed a nice weekend with Kirk. Now he is packing to go south. He did a hike with the hiking group on Saturday. We were rained out on Thursday so the hike was changed to Saturday. Saturday evening we met Tim Bain and his family for dinner at Kalvas. I had the fish platter and it was delicious. I was speaking to Dean yesterday. Leo is fine and is ready and waiting for your return. Have a safe journey home. Love Mom