Pam gave Glen a much needed haircut in the cockpit. One untrained barber plus one rolling boat equals one poor haircut. Luckily hair grows. An omelette dinner, a few games of crib and then to bed.
We woke to a calm morning and headed north towards Hawksbill Cay. It is in the Exuma Land and Sea Park so we tied to one of their mooring balls. We could have anchored but we like to support their conservation efforts. A mooring ball is $15 for the night. For about six hours we were the only boat next to a beautiful beach and island. We are still amazed at the colour of this water.
|Look at the colour of the water!
|Private Island - Hawksbill Cay
As the sun was setting, two other boats came to join us. Glen won two games of Bananagrams before we put on our mast light and went to sleep.
|The Blue Pearl tucked in at Hawksbill
Another front was approaching so we knew we needed a secure anchorage for the night. We had planned to return to Norman’s Cay but arrived there at 10 am so continued north to look at Highborne Cay. We motored around that anchorage at noon and agreed that it did not give us the protection we wanted. So, we spent the night back at Allan’s Cay. Our great Delta anchor held us snuggly while we were hit by 30-35 knot winds with gusts to 50 knots. The current swung us in circles as the wind clocked from the south to the northwest during the night. It was a crazy night. We slept in the main salon so we could hear the different sounds and be able to react if needed. A clear sky and a big full moon allowed us to keep tabs on the three other boats in the anchorage and to check that our anchor held tight.
We snoozed ‘til late in the morning as the wind whistled around us and lessened to 20 knots. Mike and Charlotte had restocked our fruit and veggies and loaded us up with wonderful bread from the Bread Lady and we are eating well!
We are listening to reports of the Olympic hockey gold medal game on the satellite radio. We just heard that Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in overtime. Yay Canada!
Tomorrow we will head into Nassau.
We had such a great visit with Mike and Charlotte and we are looking forward to all of the visitors coming in March. Jinder and Kal arrive in Nassau tomorrow and will come aboard on Thursday. Jen, Luke and Jackson arrive later in the month and we are hoping Don and Pat can work in a trip as well. So March will be another great month! Another reason to look forward to March is that we heard the fronts come less often as spring approaches. Plus, on March 1 we can restart our monthly crib game tally. For February, Glen is winning 14 games to 8!