We’ve just put Uncle Bob and Cousin Todd into a taxi at Treasure Cay for their flight back to Miami and cold Regina.
When they arrived, a week ago, they brought with them a cold front so we spent 3 days at Treasure Cay – developing a bit of cabin fever. Uncle Bob was dying to jump off the boat but the harbour was not too enticing. We walked the long beach – another OOTMBBITB and had cracked conch at the Coco Beach Grill. They had their first swim of their vacation when they plunged into the surf at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach. We even found a garage sale! Of course they enjoyed the obligatory viewing of Captain Ron – a requirement of all our guests. “Get me a brewsky, Swab!” or “If anything’s going to happen it’s going to happen out there, Boss!”
|Dark and Stormies - Rum and Ginger Beer|
|Taking the plunge|
|Beats -30 in Regina|
|a Frozen Nipper drink at Nipper's|
|Swimming off the boat|
|Just floatin' around|
Bakers Bay is a massive and controversial development at the north end of Guana Cay. It is a failed cruise ship stop and from google earth you can see the massive cut that was dredged for several miles to allow the cruise ships to get in close to the beach – OOTMBBITB. The new development has capitalized on the cut and extended it into their marina basin – also dredged out of the low lands of the island. There are hundreds of huge marina slips designed for the hundred foot boats we see all over the Bahamas – and there were fewer than 10 boats in the marina. It is so weird to see that kind of over developed, underused facility all through the Bahamas. There is a private golf course associated with the resort and there appeared to be a few people playing and also a few people lounging around the pool. Pam noticed that 3 of the 5 people at the pool were reading from their Kindles – the other 2 reading old-fashioned books.
|Had a great sail up to Bakers Bay|
|Grilled Hog Snapper - delicious!|
We spent our last night on the boat enjoying a delicious dinner of hog snapper a la Pam. Awesome! Thank you, Pam.
After a short trip to Treasure Cay, Todd and Bob were able to stock up on Goslings Black Seal Rum before they boarded the taxi to the airport. Next stop… -30 in Regina.
We have a few days to spend with buddy boats, Kolibrie and Azaya, before our daughter, Carrie, arrives to spend her spring break from her teaching position in Abbotsford. Other than Glen’s quick trip home in January, we haven’t seen her since leaving Canada on November 1. It will be a great reunion!
After Carrie leaves, we will be making plans to wrap up our time in the Bahamas and point the boat towards Florida.