Tidbits From the Abacos

Some people like to
Some people like to “tie one on” on their birthday. So this is what I did! Bill made this anklet for me. Torching the ends was a bit unnerving!

I had a great birthday!  Thanks everyone for making it special.

Wearing our sailcovers inside out, hoping for rain.
Wearing our sailcovers inside out, hoping for rain.

Our sails were so salty from the passage from Charleston to the Abacos.  Every time we put the sail covers back on, they just collected salt, so we turned them inside out to wash them.  Finally, after a few days we got ten minutes of rain to accomplish the task.

Airing our dirty laundry.
Airing our dirty laundry.
Laundry day.
Laundry day.

We use old hoses to pour slightly salty water, at 50 cents per gallon, into our tanks.  Translation:  Airing laundry is sometimes better than washing it!

Gorgeous palm tree
Gorgeous palm tree

Hope Town at night was magical.  I need to learn my plants to tell apart the many types of palm trees.

Morning paddle
Morning paddle

Bill goes for a little exploration paddle early one morning outside of Hope Town Harbor.

Shallow water
Shallow water

The water is so shallow almost everywhere in the Bahamas.  A bit unsettling when you sail until you get used to reading the depths.  Alembic needs at least five feet.  Even the rare spots that are twenty feet are so clear, you can watch the lobster crawling underneath you.

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