Wednesday afternoon we motored around Bonefish Point to Fernandez Bay where at low tide we anchored off Fernandez Bay Village Resort with its beautiful beach (24d19.16'N, 75d28.47'W, 10 ft sand). Immediately on arrival we were hailed by one of two other yachts in the small bay to come over for sundowners. The plan was to cool off by swimming over but the water temperature is now a bathwater 87F. After a few vodka tonics we got a ride back in their 20 ft, 140 hp tender which they have towed everywhere from Florida to Trinidad.
Thursday we went ashore in our Kayak to meet or new friends for lunch at the resort and helped ourselves at the 'honor bar.' Then Katie gave a kayak demo while Kurt took a ride in their 20 ft tender to 'Smith Bay' where the MV 'Who Cares?' was anchored with her tender 'So What?'
Friday we Kayaked up the estuary that connects Fernandez & Bonefish Creeks. That night we had a spectcular light show with almost constant horizontal and vertical lightning in the distance. The next morning the radio net announced some boats were damaged by lightning and hail in Nassau.
With the weather here in the Bahamas getting weirder by the day it is time to head North. Today Katie is preparing meals for our passage to the East Coast and Kurt is pulling charts and checking the weather forecast for the next few days. There appears to be an opportunity to at least get started on a trip to Maine where we can cool off and have a better chance at avoiding tropical storms.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
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