Thursday, January 11th to Thursday, February 1st, 2018
The start to the 2018 sailing season wasn’t as smooth as we would have liked, but we are here in the Bahamas now, so life is good. Lee contracted something called Valley Fever when we were in Scottsdale in the fall, so Randy went down alone to Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas where Silver Maple is stored to get her prepped and into the water. Then, he single-handed her from Green Turtle Cay, through the Whale Cay ocean passage to Marsh Harbour, where he picked Lee up about a week and a half later after the doctors finally gave her the thumbs up to travel. The sailing season is finally underway!
Silver Maple being loaded on the crane at Abaco Yacht Services on Green Turtle Cay
Going into the water
Ready to go!
So, our Bahamian sailing season is underway, but Lee is still taking it easy and continues to recuperate. Much better to rest and heal in the warm weather than in the winter at home in Canada.
Lee with her feet up recuperating
Beautiful day for a run from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town
Captain Randy is happy to be back
When we arrive in Hope Town, it was like we had never left. All our boating friends are here, as well as some new folks to join the crowd. Randy plays in a Bocce Ball tournament and although he doesn’t win, he somehow manages to score the best looking partner when they do the random draw for teams. Hmm..
Silver Maple settled into her slip at the Hope Town Inn and Marina
Out for lunch at Cracker P’s with cruising friends, old and new
Hope Town Marina and Hope Town Harbour are looking full
View off the back of Silver Maple in our slip at the Hope Town Inn and Marina
Hope Town Inn and Marina
Randy and his Bocce Ball partner, Molly, from Denmark
The competition is fierce… ha!
Game spills onto the beach
More Lee’s speed as she continues to recover
We’ve been mostly taking it easy so Lee can get back on her feet, but there are always chores to do on the boat to keep busy. The weather has been a real mixed bag, with cool temperatures one day, rain the next, then heavy winds and some beautiful warm sunshine thrown in. Next week the weather is supposed to be nice, so hopefully we will be able to get out on the water for some sailing.
Hope Town Lighthouse overlooking Silver Maple
Coffee on a cool morning
Beautiful day in Hope Town
Stay warm, Everyone!