7:00 a.m. – rise with the sun to a blue-sky day, breakfast, etc. A brief visit from a passing sailor in his dinghy, asking if we want to trade DVD’s.
9:00 – Into our wet suits and snorkel gear for a swim in the Thunderball Grotto. Gorgeous reef and many varieties of fish in and around the entrance to the cave.
10:00 – back to the boat, bathe in the ocean, change into shorts and off in the dinghy to feed carrots to the swimming pigs who come right out to the boat for their handouts; then a dinghy cruise all around Big Major Spot through very large waves!
11:30 - back to Sea Change – Jeff lets me off to practice my choir music, and heads to the dock in the dink to refill our water tanks
12:30 p.m. – lunch in the cockpit and a rest
1:30 – boat work – Jeff removes the leaking solar ventilator destroyed by salt water; Marilyn waxes the fiberglass on the boat deck
3:30 – a break in the cockpit with “Bahama Mamas” (2 kinds of rum, 1 part each, orange and pineapple juice, two parts each– we skip the grenadine) ; blue cheese and crackers, garlic-stuffed olives
4:30 – 5:30 – both of us read and nap
5:30 – 7:00 – make and eat dinner – tonight: chicken marinated and poached in a citrus dressing, brown rice, stir-fried brussel sprouts and zucchini, three-bean salad
6:00 – pause in the above to blow our conch to celebrate the setting sun (a Bahamian sailor’s tradition)
7:00 – Jeff does dishes, I write this blog
7:30 – movie on Jeff’s computer - “The Visitor”
9:30 – ready for bed
It’s definitely better in the Bahamas J!