Cruise 2017 Adventure

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January 14th, 2020
Settling in
Adam settling into the sailing life like a duck to water!
January 14th, 2020
Adam and I paddling into the sunrise to look for Lemon Shark in Shroud Cay
January 14th, 2020
I'm fifty eight and the family cards are as daft as ever - the buns were very tasty and a good warm up for the cake!
January 14th, 2020
Sunrise on a windy wet morning in Georgetown - a beautiful start to the day
January 14th, 2020
We are in mourning for Livvy and Adam have left us after a month of cruising. The boat feels very empty but good memories remain for we had such a lovely time together.

We are anchored in Georgetown which isn't our favorite but it does offer a great logistical base. Yesterday was taken up with postcards, victualling, fuel, sorting our wifi, laundry and a haircut.

We entered the sound four days ahead of Liv n Adams flight due to a forecast of prolonged heavy winds. Very glad we did too for it's been blowing old boots and the only thing to do was bunker down. As such an epic run of scrabble ensued, lots of cooking, swimming, a spring clean and a few other jobs.

Georgetown is a haven for cruisers some of which come here for months. As such it's a great community with a morning radio net that ties them all together. Its run by Bill of 'Charisma' who has the most amazing radio voice. It's not really for us but they have dog walking, water aerobics, talks, poker club, kid's corner and much more.

Our preference is to anchor away from the fray off Elizabeth Island which is the loveliest spot and a safe deep anchorage. One of the highlights of our stay is that we met Paul and Melanie who own part of the island. They arrived on a yacht eighteen years ago and have since loved and developed their forty acres it into a stunning little haven.

They gave us a tour and it was so nice to spend time with such an inspirational couple who have overcome huge challenges. They even made their own harbour with marina pontoons that can take a large yacht - the mind boggles. We wandered along two miles of paths and were fascinated by their off-grid lifestyle. They joined us for an evening on Pearl the next day where we got to know them better and welcomed a bowl of lemons straight from their garden.

As ever Pearl looks after us and keeps us in comfort. We daily thank our lucky stars for having such a lovely boat. The plan, having topped up with stores, is to head off to some remote anchorages. It's still blowing with heavy seas offshore so today we plan on making Rudders Cut which we know and seems a safer option than many of the other cuts (entrances).

I few days to regroup feels in order - the picture was taken from the top of Paul and Melanie's hill.
December 24th, 2019
Walk Ashore
December 24th, 2019
Eagle Ray
December 24th, 2019
Christmas Eve
Its Christmas Eve and we are busy making decorations, playing games and supping on dizzy juice. I have just hauled the mobile up to the top of the mast and have a signal which I hope is reliable enough to update the blog.

This comes from Warderick Wells in the Bahamas and its lovely for many reasons including being the centre of the worlds oldest Land and Sea Park. As such the snorkelling is amazing - we spent half an hour in the company of four huge Eagle Ray the other day.

Liv and Adam have settled into life on board as we relax in our little bit of paradise. We have been here for just over a week thanks to a lot of strong winds and a couple of fronts that have passed through. One of the unique aspects of Warderick Wells is that it has all round protection and good moorings which makes it stress free in these turbulent conditions.

This amount of time in one place would usually have us itching to get on but I am pleased to report that this is not the case. Firstly, we needed a break from the relentless pace of the last few months and secondly there is plenty to do here.

The Island has good walks, the snorkelling is amazing and of course we have lots of games, books and the odd job to keep us occupied. It's been good for the soul.

The plan is to set sail for Black Rock on Boxing day so that we can do the laundry, get rid of rubbish, buy some fresh and have a few beers in the bar.

To all that we know we wish you a fantastic Christmas and will be toasting you on the day.

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