what a great day to just sail. It was blowing 20 knots and Salty cut through the chop like butter on my morning raisin toast. We decided to leave Green Turtle Cay early because to be honest Plymouth was less then desirable, kind of weird actually. We were going to hang out there for Junkanoo but when the weather turned overcast and cloudy we got out of there and headed for Marsh Harbour. We had actually planned on sailing to Guana Cay because Carl remembered how cool one end was because Disney created cool trails that you could explore. But 10 years have passed and now it looks like a fancy resort.
We pulled into Marsh Harbour with 2’ of keel clearance…. plenty. We dropped anchor and suddenly stopped swinging in the wind. O-OH we were stuck in the sand… and the anchor got a glitch and wouldn’t stop dropping. When shit hits the fan the fan seems to spin faster around here. We finally got her out of the sand and decided to head to the marina so the boys could hit the town for New Years without worrying about the tender. Wes was in the dingy so it was up to Carl and I to dock the boat. Which we’ve done before just not in 20 knots of wind. And you know what? We aced it!! Who says a couple can’t handle a 65’ boat?
We’ll be here for a week doing small projects like installing fans, cleaning, finding that really funk smell that has surfaced in Pri’s room, plumbing water lines to the deck and wiring the watermaker. It’s .90c a foot here with free water so not too bad for a week, just not too sure what to do with the girls in this time. Locals drive like crazy people and the foot path is not designed for 2 kids and a pregnant woman.
Our little bar fly waiting for her virgin daiquiri
It’s a blurry shot but we are waiting on dinner in Plymouth. Perfect location.
You may notice that there’s a lot more pictures of Wags then Pri. Lately Pri has spent her days running and hiding from the camera. She’s very picky about what shots she wants to be included in. 4 going on 14!
The wind is howling and Wes is off to find some local “talent”, Carl is reading Storm Tactics and the girls are out cold, my kind of new years eve.
Now that I’m older and have kids New Years is different, it’s time to reflect on the year and look forward to things to come. 2013 has come with a lot of change. We sold our business, got pregnant, sold our house, moved into a friends place temporary, bought ANOTHER boat, packed everything in a trailer and drove to North Carolina to prepare the new boat for departure. I’m surprised our girls area as well adjusted as they are – sort of. This may explain why Wags has reverted back to diapers and Pri is an emotional wreck. By the time 2014 clocks around they would have forgotten all that moving around and craziness. We have been making sure everyday we asked the girls if they had fun today and if they love sailing and living on a boat, and they LOVE it. Who wouldn’t? As for 2014? We will be welcoming in our 3rd baby who will be truly a boat baby – if I could only find a doc or midwife that would be willing to deliver on our boat (without a huge price tag). We haven’t decided where to go next for the summer – Caribbean, Panama, New England? I’d prefer not to do any long hauls until the baby is a few months old so it’s island hoping for now.
Happy New Year to all. Wish I was out having a Kalik but there’s always next year. For now I have a can of custard chilling in the freezer.