3-15-2014: Anchored out in the beautiful, clear blue water by Manjack Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2013

Saturday, Pebble Isle to Swallow Bluff Island anchorage:

After a small problem with our newly installed transmission oil cooler yesterday our trip was delayed another day. Today we are finally back on the water.  It was a chilly morning but we left at 07:00 anyway.   Other than a few fishermen, a few duck hunters, and 3 Tows we pretty much had the river to ourselves today.  We had frost on the deck this morning and our power cord was so frozen and we couldn’t bend it.  The temp was about 38 degrees on the bridge.   Luckily the sun came out later and warmed the bridge up to about 70 degrees.  Got to our anchorage by 15:30 and got settled in.  It will be early to bed so we can get up tomorrow and do it all over again.


CO’s comments: The last time we were at this anchorage we needed the air conditioner and today we need the heater.  I sure wish the XO had got through to me and I had listened to her and we left a month earlier.  Never again this late.  Next year we are heading south in August!

11-30-2013 Kim Jo IV's first Christmas decoration of the year

11-30-2013 Very cold morning on the bridge

11-30-2013 Goats from the island coming down for their nightly drink

11-30-2013 Sun set at Swallow Bluff Island anchorage

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013

Wednesday:  We arrived at the boat about 14:00.  We decided last night to stay another day to get everything together.  It was a whirl wind trip; it seemed like we were going steady.  Got doctored up for the next year at Mayo, saw our friends, Dave and Nancy, in Minnesota, and then went on to Wisconsin to our sons.  Keith hunted with Don and the grand kids and I went shopping with my sisters and nieces.  On Sunday I went out to the farm to help cut up deer.  There were 7 deer harvested by the time I got there.   It was very cold in Wisconsin opening morning of deer hunting with temps below zero.  Our youngest grandson got his first deer and we are all very proud of him.

Sisters, different flowers from the same garden

One shot, on kill; good shot AJ

Uncle Jerry and Sara

Keith, Heidi, and Don

Jerry, Keith, and Bobbie