Sunsets and sunrises here in the Bahamas are quite something to behold and the sunset two nights ago was particularly beautiful . It’s hard to say which moment was the best but this shot should give you an idea of what we saw. To share an “adult beverage” in Pandora’s cockpit with Brenda while enjoying a view like this is a remarkable experience.
Last evening we also visited “Hamburger Beach” to listen to a jam session of cruiser musicians. The musicians included the usual guitars a fiddle and some great vocals. Of course, the repertoire tended toward the 60s and 70s, which tells you something about the age of the group that hangs out here in George Town. For better or worse, Brenda and I fit in just fine but I am happy to say that we skew to the youngish side. Yes, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It was fun to meet some new folks as well as see old friends again. For me, one of the highlights was a massive bonfire on the beach. It was fueled by a lot of driftwood and was a sight to behold. I doubt that such a conflagration would be possible in the States with the constant fear of litigation there. Not so in the Bahamas where “don’t worry, be happy” is the way they like it.
It looks like we will be here for a few more days as we are waiting for a good sailing day to head out to Long Island. However, the forecast isn’t clear with some complex weather patterns in the area. Hopefully, the weather will be favorable for a run by the weekend. The problem is the island is nearly due east from here which is directly into the prevailing winds so getting a fair wind is against the odds.
Today we went for a hike on Stocking Island, a picnic lunch on the top of Monument Hill, and a walk on the beach. Brenda was a happy girl as we found lots of tiny shells. As this is such a popular area, there aren’t many big shells to be found but we found some great little ones that I expect she will make into jewelry.
The water colors were breathtaking today. What a beautiful day to be on the beach.
We are going to talk to another couple who has a lot of cruising experience this evening about heading to the Jumentos, a remote chain of islands that we’d like to visit.