Hope Town to Marsh Harbour - 2017
This blogpost covers our trip from Hope Town back to Marsh Harbour on Wednesday, April 19, and our stay in Marsh Harbour until Friday, April 21.
|One of our guide books is drying over a winch handle since it |
got wet while on a cockpit seat overnight. I hope
this drying technique works!
|This is the type of weather we had this afternoon |
and this photograph doesn't do it justice.
|This is a view looking east coming into Marsh Harbour.|
|We just anchored in Marsh Harbour when this photograph was taken. |
This image gives you some appreciation for how beautiful it is here.
|Sunsets are always better in Marsh Harbour!|
|Our APEX rigid-hull inflatable dinghy and its YAMAHA outboard |
engine have performed flawlessly on this trip. We still
haven't had to add air to the dinghy's inflatable
tubes. We decided to name her
"Mondays" since she usually
follows "Rainy Days."
|One of the grocery items we picked up was Kerrygold butter from |
Ireland. We tried it last time we provisioned and we love it.
Here in the Bahamas it was less expensive
than the butter made in the U.S..
The highlight of my day was taking a shower at the Conch Inn with unlimited (high-pressure) hot water! It cost $5.38 each but the resulting feeling of being clean again was PRICELESS!
|Marsh Harbour is the only place we've noticed some cruisers|
standing upright in the dinghy while underway. I suppose
they do it to avoid wet bottoms (or they just want
to appear like macho cruisers).
|This morning I checked oil in the outboard and re-gapped |
the spark plugs, a little maintenance to keep
her running smoothly. Maintenance
is a little more difficult on a
This afternoon we took our used engine oil to the local SHELL gas station that it accepts it to recycle. We've been carrying the oil around for a couple weeks now. Maggie did a lot of interior boat cleaning while I was doing the outboard maintenance.
|This is the view pf Marsh Harbour from our boat--this is |
what we see here everyday.
|Maggie decided she could install the new shaft zinc this |
afternoon. I think she really just wanted to swim-
-installing the zinc was her excuse.
|The new shaft zinc is now installed!|
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