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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Marsh Harbour Marina, March 23 - 25, 2014

We are still at Jib Room, Marsh Harbour Marina. We had beautiful weather except for one day. We had a huge storm on Tuesday, the 25th. Very strong winds, and rain.  Even though we knew there was a big storm coming, Dream Chaser left anyway.  I got an email from them and they made it through the Whale; said it was a bit rough but they are safe at a Marina in Black Sound. We ran into Mike from Casey Dee who is also staying here. Since it was a rainy day it was a good day to wash clothes. Cheaper here than at Bluff House Marina; it only cost $16.00 for two loads instead of the $30.00 we paid at Bluff House.

We had our first conch burger the other day at Curly Tails in Marsh Harbor and it was just alright. They looked a lot better at the restaurant at Man-O-War. At least we can say we tried one. I liked the Conch dinners much better. We saw a man cutting conch out of their shell and making Conch Salad. After seeing him do this, my sister decided she would never eat conch again. Nightly, about sun down, the conch horns come out. We can hear them across the harbor and then our side returns the call. My sister Sharon is getting real good at it.  The other night it kept up about ½ hour.

Internet in the Bahamas leaves a lot to be desired. You have to go down to the Jib Room to get a good signal. We decided to buy a month service from Bahamas WiMAX; so far it has been just OK. Also, we have been trying to buy a telephone from Bahamas Telephone and haven’t had any luck as yet. They are kind of like the Post Office and don’t work regular hours.

CO's comments:  I have been meeting quite a few sail boaters on this trip and, you know, they are not so bad after all.

1st Mate's comments: I'm having a blast blowing my conch horn each day at sunset. It gets better each day. By the time I get home, I should be an expert!

3-22-2014:  Sun Set at Marsh Harbour Marina

3-24-2014: This is the conch freshly removed from it’s shell

3-25-2014:  Answering the conch call from across the harbor.