Friday, January 19, 2018

Marsh Harbour

Jan 16 thru Jan 19

--Blogpost written by Bob

Tuesday, January 16

Wow!  A day with full sunshine and no high wind!  We need this kind of day!  In listening to the Cruiser's Net this morning on VHF channel 68, a cruiser currently on a mooring ball in Hope Town confirmed that today is garbage collection day.  Another cruiser came on and said he thought the garbage was collected on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  Someone had to tell the second cruiser that today is Tuesday.  It was pretty funny in the moment.  It ended with a lot of funny comments from other cruisers.


It is now 1 PM and we’re making fresh water using our RAINMAN. Since it was so noisy last time when we used it in the cockpit, this time we are using it on the bow of s/v Rainy Days and the noise is a little more tolerable because the unit is a little further away from us and it is running in the open atmosphere. The hum of it’s little 50cc engine reverberates through the boat’s fiberglass deck. 

Our RAINMAN desalinator is operating on our foredeck.
We tried this location because of the high noise level.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Marsh Harbour

Monday, January 15

--Blogpost written by Bob

We met Reggie Patterson this morning at the Conch Inn & Marina to begin our 1/2-day nature tour of Great Abaco.

Abaco Parrots (found on Great Abaco Island) have 
beautiful green and red plumage and 
have a very distinct chirp.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Marsh Harbour

Jan 12 thru Jan 14

--Blogpost written by Bob

The on and off again rain has continued here in Marsh Harbour.  This season's visit to Marsh Harbour reminds me of our sailing vacation in Bocas del Toro, Panama, a few years ago, at the start of their rainy season.

A rainy day image looking through our stern pulpit and
seeing other sailboats at anchor in Marsh Harbour.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Marsh Harbour

Jan 8 thru Jan 11

-Blogpost written by Bob

Monday, January 8

It has been overcast all day and rain is expected for the next 3 days. (It only rained two days during my entire 3-1/2 months in the Bahamas 26 years ago.)  I am going to go crazy after 3 days of rain--Maggie is already there!

The Marsh Harbour anchorage with overcast
skies--it was like this most of the day!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Marsh Harbour

Jan 5 thru Jan 7

--Blogpost written by Bob

It's been cool here (high 50's and low 60's) in Marsh Harbour the last couple of days--I had to wear jeans and a sweatshirt yesterday.  Thankfully, we don't have to deal with freezing temperatures and snow!

This is a (color) photo of the area between A and B docks 
at Hartge's Yacht Harbor in Galesville MD, 

one of the places we consider home.