Friday, 11 March 2016

Mail Boat Delivery (written yesterday)

Our sailor friends, Paul and Beth, arrived by Mail boat from Fredericton via Nassau yesterday, having slept overnight on the boat. The wind had been wild and the water even more so – but they loved it! Good people to have aboard for our up-coming passage to Cuba, probably leaving Saturday, when the wind calms down a bit.

For the time being, we’re eating delicious meals aboard Sea Change, and introducing our guests to the joys of Elizabeth Harbour, starting yesterday with an afternoon on the beach at Stocking Island. We drank rum at the Chat ‘n Chill, fed the Sting Rays off the beach, swam in the gorgeous turquoise water, and got soaked on the dinghy ride back to the boat – all part of the fun. We also discovered a T-shirt that Beth and fellow sailors had left hanging in Chat ’n Chill to add to their collection 5 years ago, when they sailed a tall ship  named Mystic to this Harbour!

Today, the plan is to move the boat to quieter Monument Beach, and climb up the hill to the monument for the view, and down the other side for the gorgeous empty beach and raging Atlantic surf. Then we’ll go over to George Town by water taxi for the Heritage Music Festival that starts today, followed by a bar-b-que and dance party (Rake ‘n Scrape) at the Club Peace and Plenty in the evening. Should be a good start to our time with Beth and Paul. Beth has has a friend anchored around here – so we may get to meet him and his wife as well.

Pics below from yesterday …

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