Circe II got away from the dock first and took the lead out of Marsh
Harbour. Whisper, who anchors out, had their anchor hauled and waiting for us. At the last minute, we weren't sure that we'd be able to leave with everyone else. A couple in a 55' Nordhaven pulled onto a face dock that is perpendicular to our boat. He was so long that when they tied him up, his bow and anchors were hanging out half-way passed our transom. He had us blocked in!! They finally had good sense to move his boat back. When they did, we back out of our dock (11:20 am) and followed in behind the first two sailboats. Simplilcity II called to say that they would meet us all at the anchorage because they needed to fill their water tanks and just found out that on Sunday all the marinas open up later than during the week. Then when Greg was able to get fresh water, the water level at the dock was too shallow for his draft! Greg & Shelley's later departure is probably a good thing because the 3 of us draw 5' but his Hylas has a draft of 6'. The extra time will give him more water under his keel!!
|5 of us at anchorage|
After we ate our lunch, we followed Richard and Carole to the sandy Tahiti Beach. Soon one at a time,
the rest of the 4 couples landed our dinghies on the beach. Our trip over was windy and dreary. Now when it's time to play, it's still windy but the sun is shining....yeah!! What a beautiful day to walk barefoot in the white sand as well as the water, exploring and looking for shells.
|Looking toward Tilloo Cut|
|Richard, Shelley, Greg, Chuck|
|Rita, Dave, Richard, Greg|
I forgot to mention, for those of you that are counting. We turned our anchor light on at dusk and by the time we checked it before we went to bed, the light was off! So.....Chuck's going to be taking a ride to the top of the mast again before we take off on our next mini cruise!!!
|Carole, Ilene, Billy|
|Billy, David, Richard, Shelley, Greg, Chuck|
|Me and Chuck|
|We anchored off of this house|
|The rest of our fleet in the choppy water!|