Thursday we finally left Hope Town and set sails heading south. The wind was directly behind us and we did a lot of “tacking” and “chicken gybes” for those of you who understand sailing lingo. We thoroughly enjoyed our day's sail, but were really ready to stop by late afternoon. We anchored in a secluded area with a lovely beach nearby. Stephen tried fishing but it was too windy. No luck. Good thing we already had fish in the refrigerator.
For dinner Stephen cooked us fried mahi mahi with green beans and yellow rice. Once again, YUM!
It was a beautiful evening with a full moon almost here. The sunrise was equally beautiful. We were both thrilled that our IPad anchor alarm worked great even though we never had any actual problems. If ever our anchor were not holding properly, the alarm would wake us up…..a good thing to know.
Friday we motored a short distance to Little Harbour, an artist community where we decided to spend the day since rain was in the forecast. It never really rained but we had a marvelous day at Little Harbour.
We ate lunch at Pete's Pub. I had a hamburger with blue cheese and Stephen had a blackened snapper burger. Both were served with rice 'n peas and mangle cole slaw. They provided a sterno cup which kept the flies away from our food, a new concept for us. The food was delicious and we enjoyed meeting other folks, locals as well as tourists like ourselves. Stephen especially liked the barbecue hut which they use for special occasions.
Inside is the big pit they use to roast a pig and a huge pot they use for bisque.
After lunch we visited the gallery. As I mentioned before, this is an artist community. They do lots of sculpture here.
There was plenty of other art as well. Stephen especially liked the picture of the Bahamian women.
It was a gift shop as well and Franci bought things for herself and others. The clerk was a musician like ourselves and we had fun visiting. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Little Harbour.
By mid afternoon we returned to the boat where we have had time to catch up on our blogging. We were able to get a good wi fi connection here.
Tomorrow we set sails again heading back to the north. We are enjoying our visit to the Abacos.