Our three boats relayed back and forth and our game plan is to haul anchor at 10 am and sail down to Hope Town to get there about 1:30. There should be enough water for us to pass through its channel without any difficulty. Of course the winds are out of the south and instead of 10-15 mph winds, it's blowing 15-20 mph. We did a lot of tacking to keep our sails full but also to get around the shallows. It's a great day to be retired and on the water! On our final approach, to the Hope Town entrance, Keith from sv/Rising Sun hailed sv/Whisper. They were close enough to finally talk to each other. We knew Keith was heading to Hope Town today also, and everyone was anxious to meet his girlfriend, Donna. She boarded his boat in Georgetown. I don't know if I wrote earlier, that Keith and Trevor left Harsh Harbour about a month ago. Keith took Trevor to Nassau to catch a flight home and pick up his son who was flying in. Then the two of them sailed around and eventually made it to Georgetown so his son could catch his flight home and pick up Donna flying in! I don't know if I could keep track of that schedule!! And that's not all...Keith's other son and family are flying into Marsh Harbour and staying at a house on Elbow Cay for our last week in the Abacos. Busy, busy.....
When we entered the channel, we were hoping there would be a mooring ball available....there are 4 sailboats entering ahead of us....but there is! I hooked a green float which is Truman's. He usually comes
|Froggy's head boat|
|Hope Town Harbour Marina|
I spoke to Lisa Mann this morning. We've been trying to connect through emial. First our power went down and then we took off and had no wifi. I finally called her again this morning on our Bahamian phone but she didn't answer. She immediately called back. They are at the Moorings home base switching from their mono-hull to a catamaran. Once they finished getting prepped, they are heading to Hope Town. Lisa's worried about bringing that wide boat, sv/Believe, into this crowed mooring field. So, I think their plans are to anchor off of Firefly Resort and Restaurant for the night and come into the harbor tomorrow morning. We are planning on meeting with them on Tuesday back in Marsh Harbour.
|Our waitress-check out her hair!|
|Amanda and Erin|
|Keith and Donna|
that everyone is meeting at the HopeTown Lodge.....at their Reef Bar and Grill. This way the adults can visit while Ilene's nieces, Erin and Amanda, can swim in their salt water pool. Here we get to officialy meet Donna and welcome Keith back to the Abacos. What a beautiful setting. I know it is one of Bev and Rick's favorite spots!
|David, Rita, and Chuck|
|Billy and David|
|Back of Art Gallery|
|Back view of Art Gallery|
|Ilene, Kathy, Amanda, and Erin|
After everyone left, Chuck and I cleaned up around the boat and decided to go to Capt'n Jacks for their spaghetti special....$6.00. When we got there in the dark, it had to be low tide. The bottom rung of the ladder is about 1 foot off the water....but all is good....I didn't fall in the water! Then we had a nice surprise. When we walked onto the deck Donna and Keith were sitting there, so we joined them! She's such a lovely gal. We all ordered spaghetti with sausage. I knew it was going to be good because Chuck had it last Saturday when we ate here with Bev and Rick. It is so pleasant eating outside but we couldn't understand why they weren't very busy! Thank you Donna....you shouldn't have............