Oh My Goodness Faithful Reader, I’ve got so much to report!
After leaving Long Island with the newly Les-refurbished heat exchanger I was on a high, until I learned that it was still overheating and losing coolant. Never mind that Pam was coming to finish the trip. We were going to be stuck in GeorgeTown for months and miss the upcoming coronation of what’s-his-name. Oh no!
So in preparation for major engine surgery, I took out Les’ carefully repaired heat exchanger so I could order in a new one and WHAT IS THAT? a broken hose clamp in the most obscure part of this troublesome YanPart. So I finished putting it all back together a hour before Pam arrived and the next day we set out to finish Blue Pearl’s epic voyage from Antigua back to Florida. With Les’ amazingly rebuild heat exchanger.
|Back together - going to last?|
|Fish cleaning - guts to the sharks!|
|I wonder if we could borrow that?|
|Enjoying the Bahamas|
|Passing north of Stirrup - or Coco Bay|
|All those red arrows are cruise ships, freighters and tankers near us|
Got to the inlet and then proceeded 5 miles against a tide to get to the dam bridge that is closing tomorrow for a month. So today was our last best chance of getting here and just as we approached it opened to let the last group of boaters in and out of the bay. So we circled once and proceed through. And Pam said, “Don’t let the bridge hit you on the ass on your way out!"
|Will we fit?|
|Through the troublesom railway bridge|
But here we are in Stuart, Florida - where it seems everybody has a boat that make ours look like a dinghy. Where does all this wealth come from?
Pam has been a trooper. Getting blasted by rain on a boat with a number of issues where sleep is a rare commodity she comes up with goofy jokes or ‘remember-whens’ to lighten the mood. What a girl!
So I’m going to ask her soon what kind of bigger boat she wants to buy and where she wants to sail next!!!
|View from Sunset Bay Marina sailors lounge|
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