We arrived at Little Farmers Yacht Club just after two pm. We heard people on the radio asking about OUR slips and we quickly radioed Rosie to tell him we were on our way and do not give away our spots! There are only two slips here and we reserved them a few weeks back.
|Let the party begin!|
|Big news in Nassau & Adien doing the race planning!|
|Didn't see them come in on the mail boat?|
On Friday the 11 o'clock race got underway about 1:30. Even the announcer was asking that someone let him know what is going on. The music was blaring, people were milling about eating and drinking. There was supposed to be events going on downtown but because of the delay they just cancelled them. The day before we had gone for a walk and walked into the Ocean Club, they thought we were there to help organize the events. So, the day before they still hadn't figured it out. I guess with enough rum they hoped people would not notice the disorganization!
We saw two boats sink during the races - the water is shallow and the crew can literally stand in the boat. They have to dive down and take out lead, then the boat floats back to the surface. The third boat had a faulty pump and got towed into the harbour. It was gone the next day. It's always something on a boat
|First they pull in the anchor|
|Then they put up the sail and the race in on!|
|A little dangerous??|
|Whitty K and Thunderbird - neck and neck!|
|Rounding the first buoy.|
|Golden Girl, the second boat to sink - note the dog coming to the rescue!|
|Third boat of the weekend!!|
|They loaded up the empties and quietly departed - the party is over for another year.|
Tuesday we left early but not before Garth jumped in the water and retrieved the BBQ part that feel in last night. We went out Farmers Cut all the way to George Town. Zeke had a gravol and Stacy spent time on the floor, in the chair staring at the horizon or on the deck catching the breeze.
Garth and I drove Stacy and Steven to the airport early Thursday. We were a little concerned about them getting out of Miami. Steven was heading to Boston and Stacy Toronto - the snow was due to start and they both needed to get home. Thankfully they both made it home safe and sound.
Garth and I have been taking in the local activities of chatn'chillin. We took the dingy over to Sandollar Beach, walked over to the ocean side and went for a walk. We have been over to the ocean side form another area - there is a beautiful three mile long beach. Garth found six hamburger seabeans and two heart seabeans - a good beaner!! We plan on spending the next few weeks here taking in the scenery and relaxing.
Zeke is doing well, he is once again going to the beach and running through the waves like a puppy!
I have been trying to upload pictures for days with no luck, the internet connection is terrible. I will post this now and try to upload some more pictures later.