Hi all you single
Just a quick update while I still have wifi
available. I last left you in Bimini
. I was trapped there by weather
2+ days longer than I had planned. My sons met me there on Christmas
day, and we hung out until Tuesday, when the wild winds finally settled down. We started at noon, and arrived at Athol island off Nassau
at 11 the next morning, and anchored out. We took the route
to North Rock, to Mackie shoal, to NW shoal light, to NW channel light, then across the tongue. The trip was uneventful, saw almost no other boats; the winds were light and gusty, so we motor
sailed the whole way, and used less than half a tank.
I saw the boys (men actually) off mid-day yesterday, and my next crew met me that afternoon. We tried to leave this morning, but true to form, my engine
had a problem. It overheated before we even got away from the marina! Turned out it was bad bearings in the water
pump. Luckily I had a spare one on board, and the marina had a mechanic
available to put it in (on New Year's eve no less!) So we're set to leave tomorrow for Allen's Cay in the Exumas! Yay!
A story to make all you freezing at home wishing you were sailing just a bit wistful. There's always good news and bad news, but at lest for me it's happening here.
Since this is the SSSSM group, I'll add my pitch
. I have room on my boat for a companion/crew to join me in my travels. Someone who wants a full service
mate. I'm out here doin' it, and you could come along.
Happy New Year!!