April 5/6, 2018 – Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Our last morning at Joes Cay, there were five other boats here last night. Before we left, Bob put on his scuba gear and scrubbed the bottom of the boat. His mask leaked a bit and being on his back while scrubbing meant he got lots of salt water up his nose – yuk !

Scuba Bob & Tarja’s left foot

Dark clouds gathering again this morning, mostly to the south west. It started to rain but we could see that it was not raining in the direction we had to go. We waited till the heavier rain was over, put on our fouley rain pants and hiking rain coats. The anchor came up easily, we were on our way and were soon out of the rain. It’s only an hour and a bit to Marsh Harbour. Our slip at Harbour View Marina is on the opposite side from our last stay. We are beside a large cat, there isn’t a lot of distance between our two hulls. We put out fenders to ward off another boat for the first time since arriving in the Bahamas. It probably wasn’t necessary but better safe than sorry.

We had a visit from Dave and Joy who have the same boat as us, we met them at St Simon’s Marina in Georgia. They are booked to stay at the marina for a month. They are doing short trips in the area but are also flying home for a couple of weeks for some family stuff.

April 6

Our walk today was to the hardware store to check on getting our propane tank filled and to Maxwells for some groceries. Oh yes, and the liquor store for wine and some scotch for Bob. The art gallery we saw the last time we’re in Marsh Harbour, which was closed, was open today. The original art pieces were way out of our price range but we saw a couple of prints that we liked. The artist running the gallery was a lovely guy, we chatted with him for quite a while. We didn’t buy the prints today as we want to check out Man-O-War where we’ll be for several days but if we don’t find anything we’ll go back and get the two prints.

We had dinner at Wally’s with Joy and David, it was fun comparing notes. David,  who is originally from North Carolina, told us snow was forecast for NC tomorrow so the non-spring is spread far and wide.





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