Monday, February 10, 2014

This 'n That

We've been spoiled with two full weeks of wonderful weather.  Our guests sure appreciated that.  There will be a change this week, and boats are jockeying for position to keep out of the fray.  Captain B is studying his weather charts and making plans.  We will probably head into Highbourne Cay for the worst of it.

Nelson is less than impressed with his "soft-focus" portrait.  I am playing with my new point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix camera that can do way more than my Canon SLR.  I still have to figure out how to make multiple exposures, and then we're away to the races!

My sister and her husband fell completely in love with the Bahamas, particularly the Exumas.  They spent every chance they got in the water.  Our one fishing excursion was disappointing in that we only hooked into a Barracuda.  Although the locals eat them, we always let them go.  We don't want to risk getting affected with ciguaterra--a debilitating neurotoxin endemic in reef fish.

Our sister left and our son arrived on the same day.  Talk about "hot-bunking" it.  We managed to get the sheets and towels laundered and dry in time.  As we were working on making ready, SonnyBoy got to pilot the small island hopper airplane from Nassau to Staniel Cay.  How is it I never get to do fun stuff like that?????

Today we took the dingy 8.5 miles to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club for lunch.  Yummy grouper fingers!

Some locals were cleaning their catch on the beach....
and selling to the tourists/cruisers.
The Bahamian Spiny Lobster.  Delicious and hard to get.

We see that TEAM CANADA is leading in the Olympic medals.  Way to go, Canada!

Blessings on those at home awaiting the birth of Grandchildren, to those digging out yet again from another blanket of snow, and to our friends who still love us and don't hold it against us for leaving them to it.  Stay tuned for more Caribbean adventures onboard Steadfast.


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