We’ve been here long enough to fall into a nice little Georgetown routine. Mornings are usually spent hiking on Stocking Island; it’s covered in trails for miles and no one uses them! Of the 300 plus boats surrounding us, we may only run into 2 other people on our trail. We just love having our own private island! The afternoons are spent at Chat & Chill playing beach volleyball with other cruisers and tourists. The idea is to keep the ball in play so the game gets pretty wild. Volleyball is entertaining to say the least.
I feel like I’m constantly writing about the wind and I apologize but it’s been relentless. Mother nature has been blowing like crazy out of the SSE this week. We’ve only been able to dingy across the harbour to Georgetown twice because of it. Yesterday we got soaked coming back with groceries but we had to do it because we’re preparing to set sail again. Georgetown is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow (the rainbow being the Exumas); it’s a great place to reprovision, fill water tanks, purchase gas, diesel or do laundry. Yes indeed, Georgetown has it all.
Here’s the tentative plan. Today we’ll move Pepper towards the channel so that tomorrow we can make a quick escape to the tippy top of Long Island. I think we’d love to sail from there in one big swoop to Puerto Rico but I doubt that’ll happen. Plan B involves finding anchorages at Cooked Island, Mayaguana Island, Turks & Caicos Islands (hoping so!), possibly the Dominican Republic, definitely Puerto Rico. There’s a rainforest in Puerto Rico that sounds cool and beyond that we can shop at Costco, Walmart and marine hardware stores, yeah!
Tonight we’re eating our last mahi dinner. We’ve had it every which way and still aren’t tired of it. Mahi is such a clean fish. It’s been such an incredible treat for us to enjoy. After a short debate over which pole and lure to use when we exit the harbour again tomorrow, we’re sticking to the lucky one that put food on the table. The end.