We finally left the Hurricane Hole yesterday and headed straight to the dock at George Town for water, fuel and groceries. We also reconnected with all our local friends, chatted with other cruisers, and really enjoyed being with other people again after three days alone together on the boat. It’s great that the locals now recognize us and call us by name, as we do them. We really feel like we’ve become part of this wonderful community. One of the cruisers on the dock called Sea Change a “sexy boat” (not quite sure why – but we liked it anyway J).
Then we left the dock and headed over to Stocking Island, where we are now anchored with 300 other beautiful boats, all engaged in a very active Regatta. There are events every day. Today we sat in our cockpit and watched a harbor sailboat race – a couple of boats travelling under sail in the 25 knot winds missed us by about three feet – pretty exciting!
Having now fixed everything that wasn’t working (except the oven, which had been working and now doesn’t – go figure) – we made chocolate brownies on the bar-b-que this morning. Then we celebrated by dinghying over to Stocking Island for a lie in the sun and their amazing Pina Coladas. We fed the rays, watched a bocci ball tournament, read and generally enjoyed being on the white-sand beach. A bath in the ocean after we arrived at the boat ended our afternoon. Tonight it’s fresh lobster tail Pad Thai for dinner. Then we’ll figure out how to make a horn out of the conch shell we brought back from the beach. Tough life … Here are a few pics from the last 4 days.