February 5, 2005, Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas - We crossed over on 1/24/05 with light westerlies and 2-4 foot seas.  we made it from lake worth to memory rock in 6.5 hours, and then onto great sale cay for an overnight stay by 4 p.m. we got to green turtle cay the following day just before the weather window slammed shut when stong northerlies moved in. green turtle was a great place to be holed in for a few days, and we had plenty of time to drink goombay smash.

 

we got invited to violet's birthday party (the woman who owns miss emily's blue bee bar, and has the secret recipe for goombay smash) and we had a ball. the locals all came and everyone was dancing to the music of the one man band. the food was prepared by violet's husband, all bahamian style. he also happens to be the chief of police of the island, so it was great making friends with him.

 

we came thru whale cay cut this morning.  LOTS of big rollers, but this was our only chance to move before more unsettled weather arrives. so it was a white knuckle ride for me.  we should be in marsh harbor tomorrow, where we will stay to install the water maker.

 

the weather is cool, and lots of northers, but still better than the 17 degree temps we are hearing about.  i will keep you posted.

 

the weather here has been cool, and we have been busy working on the boat.  so we haven't traveled much, so there arent many stories to tell.  we hope to push further south next week, first to Little Harbor, then onto the Eleuthras.

 

attached are some stories of our watermaker installlation...